D. Neil Granger, Ph.D.

Neil Granger is Boyd Professor and Head of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology. Born in Erath, LA, he attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana, earning the BS in microbiology in 1973. Granger received his doctorate in physiology and biophysics with Aubrey Taylor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1977. He served on the faculty in the Department of Physiology at the University of South Alabama from 1977 to 1986 and then assumed his present position as department head at LSU Health Sciences Center, where he has also served at the Associate Dean for Research from 1993-2001. Granger is an author of over 600 articles in peer-review journals, over 100 book chapters and the author/editor of 6 books. He serves on the editorial boards of the Heart & Circulation, GI & Liver, and Cell sections of the American Journal of Physiology, as well as Circulation Research, Microcirculation, Shock, Pathophysiology, Free Radical Biology & Medicine, Lymphatic Research and Biology, Nitric Oxide Biology, and Experimental & Translational Stroke Medicine. He has also served on the editorial boards of NIPS, Gastroenterology, Digestive Diseases & Sciences, Journal of Critical Care, and Microvascular Research. Granger served as Associate Editor of the American Journal of Physiology: GI & Liver (1985-1991), Editor-in-Chief of Microcirculation (1999-2003), and Regional Editor for the Americas of Pathophysiology (2000-2007). He was a member of the Clinical Sciences-2 (1983-1986), Cardiovascular & Renal (1987-1991), General Medicine-A2 (1992-1996) and Gastrointestinal Mucosal Pathobiology Study Sections of the National Institutes of Health. He also served on several peer review panels and policy committees for the American Heart Association, the Research Committee of the American Gastroenterological Association, and the Physiology Test Committee of the National Board of Medical Examiners (1988-1991). Granger served on the Council of the Microcirculatory Society (1982-1985) and as its President in 1991-1992. He was elected to the Council of the American Physiological Society (APS, 1993-96) and served as its 77th President in 2004/5. He served on the Council of the Association of Chairs of Departments of Physiology (ACDP), and on the Board of Directors of the Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology (FASEB). Granger has received several awards and honors for his research, including the APS Bowditch Award, the Distinguished Research Award from the GI Section of the APS, the Landis Award from the Microcirculatory Society, the Laerdal Award from the Society for Critical Care Medicine, the McKenna Memorial Award from the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, the Dolph Adams Award from the Society for Leukocyte Biology, the Career of Distinction Award from the Oxygen Society, the Nishimaru-Tsuchiya International Award from the Japanese Society for Microcirculation, and the Robert Berne Lecture & Award from the Cardiovascular Section of the APS. He was also designated as a Highly Cited Investigator (top 1 % of cited scientists) by the Institute for Scientific Information.