Dr. Geddis received his PhD from Georgia State University in Biologcial Studies and did his postdoctoral training at Columbia University.
Neuronal Complications of Diabetes – As a collaborator with researchers (Dr. Ann Marie Schmidt’s Laboratory) at New York University Medical Center (NYUMC) I have the opportunity to continue my research (mentor, advisor and now collaborator with Dr. Judyta Juranek) examining the role of the receptor for advanced glycation end-products (RAGE) signaling in the deleterious effects of diabetes on the nervous system. The primary focus of this project is to examine how RAGE signaling in the diabetic system alters the primary processes of neuronal regeneration, neuronal survival, formation and outgrowth in vitro and animal models. The current focus is to examine the role of the immune cells in the neuronal regeneration process, research I hope to transition to BMCC.
Regeneration in Planaria and Zebrafish – In my research at BMCC we are looking at regeneration in Planaria and in the Biotechnology and Forensics Laboratory, Zebrafish. The primary focus here is to use Planarian and Zebrafish as animal models to examine a number of signaling properties (growth, environmental, toxicity) essential for successful regeneration with collaborative studies with members of BMCC faculty (Profs. Thompson, Salm, Koroch).