James and Jean Culver Vision Discovery Institute


Babak Baban, Ph.D.

Contact info:
Dr. Baban's departmental website

Voice: 706.721.2032
Fax:    706.721.3392

Email:
bbaban@augusta.edu

Primary appointment: Department of Oral Biology

Affiliated department:College of Graduate Studies

Background & Research Emphasis:
Dr. Baban earned his Ph.D. degree in Medical Bacteriology from the University of London, United Kingdom. He pursued his postdoctoral training in Molecular Immunology at the GHSU. During that time, he earned an MBA degree from Augusta State University. Dr. Baban’s research interests relate to responses of the human host to pathogen with special interest in inflammation, immunoregulation and tolerance. His vision research centers on inflammatory reactions and its relation to eye diseases, particularly diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Baban has been collaborating with Dr. Ruth Caldwell and her group on assessing retinal inflammatory reactions, specifically endotoxin (LPS)-induced uveitis and its correlation with arginase activity as well as its impacts on immune cells.