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    2021 MOSAIC Scholar: Benard Ogola, PhD

    Benard Ogola

    Project Title: Interplay of Sex Hormones and Chromosomes in Vascular Oxidative Stress and Arterial Stiffening
    Position: Assistant Professor
    Institution: Augusta University
    Funding NIH Institute/Center: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
    Grant ID: R00HL155841

    Benard Ogola is an assistant professor in the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University in Georgia. He received his B.A. in biochemistry from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, and his PhD in pharmaceutical sciences from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Amarillo. Dr. Ogola’s research focuses on vascular biomechanics and the role of sex hormones and sex chromosomes in arterial stiffening. Through the MOSAIC Postdoctoral Career Transition Award, he is dedicated to promoting diversity in biomedical research by mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds in the challenges and successes of basic research. He is also a summer scholar of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Ogola plans to continue engaging with underrepresented minorities while establishing his lab.