University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Pharmacology

Bio for George Wellman, Ph.D.
George Wellman, Ph.D.

George Wellman, Ph.D.

Department of Pharmacology

Contact Information
Office Location:
Health Sci Rsrch Facility, Rm 430




1986 B.S. Biology (with honors), University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

1990 M.S. Pharmacology, University of Vermont, College of Medicine

1995 Ph.D. Pharmacology, University of Vermont, College of Medicine

Awards and Honors

2006  Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence Travel Award, National Institutional Development Award (IDeA)

2003  Visiting Professor, Center for Perinatal Biology, Loma Linda University, School of edicine, Loma Linda, CA

2000-2003  Scientist Development Grant, American Heart Association

1998 - 1999  National Research Service Award, Individual Post-doctoral Fellowship, National Institute of Health

1997  Affiliate Travel Grant Award, The Physiological Society

1995  Young Investigator Travel Award, American Heart Association

1987-1990  Graduate Teaching Fellowship, NIH

1986  B.S with honors


For a complete list of George Wellman's publications, please visit PubMed.   Goggle Scholar Citations profile George C. Wellman

2015  Pappas A, Wellman GC.  Setting the pace for GI motility:  ryanodine receptors and IP3 receptors within interstitial cells of Cajal, Focus on "Intercellular Ca2+ release from endoplasmic reticulum regulates slow wave currents and pacemaker activity of interstitial cells of Cajal".  Am J Physiol Cell Physiol.  doi:  10.1152/ajpcell.00045.2015.  PMID:  25696810, PMCID:  PMC4396849

2015  Villalba N, Sonkusare SK, Longden TA, Tran TL, Sackheim AM, Nelson MT, Wellman GC, Freeman K.  Traumatic brain injury disrupts cerebrovascular tone through endothelial inducible nitric oxide synthase expression and nitric oxide gain of function.  J Am Heart Assoc.  doi:  10.1161/JAHA.114.001474.  PMID:  25527626, PMCID:  PMC4338739

2015  Koide M, Wellman GC.  Activation of TRPV4 channels does not mediate inversion of neurovascular coupling after SAH.  Acta Neurochir Suppl.  doi:  10.1007/978-3-319-04981-6_19.  PMID:  25366609, PMCID:  PMC4465266

2015  Koide M, Wellman GC.  SAH-induced MMP activation and K V current suppression is mediated via both ROS-dependent and ROS-independent mechanisms.  Acta Neurochir Suppl.  doi:  10.1007/978-3-319-04981-6_15.  PMID:  25366605, PMCID:  PMC4465535

2014  Neill LA, Saundry CM, Hyman NH, Wellman GC.  Evidence against a systemic arterial defect in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.  J Surg Res.  2014 April 16.  doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2014.04.021.  PMID:  24819742, PMCID:  PMC4160373

2014  Koide M, Syed AU, Braas KM, May V, Wellman GC.  Pituitary Adenylate Cyolase Activating Polypeptide (PACAP) Dilates Cerebral Arteries Through Activation of Large-Conductance Ca2+- Activated (BK) and ATP-Sensitive (KATP) K+ Channels.  J Mol Neurosci.  doi:  10.1007/s12031-014-0301-z.  PMID:  24744252, PMCID:  PMC4201911

2013  Koide M, Sukhotinsky I, Ayata C, Wellman GC.  Subarachnoid hemorrhage, spreading depolarizations and impaired neurovascular coupling.  Stroke Res Treat. 2013:  819340.  doi:  10.1155/2013/819340.  PMID:  23577279, PMCID:  PMC3610342
2013  Koide M, Wellman GC.  SAH-induced suppression of voltage-gated K(+) (K (V)) channel currents in parenchymal arteriolar myocytes involves activation of the HB-EGF/EGFR pathway.  Acta Neurochir Suppl.  2013; 115:  179-184.  doi:  10.1007/978-3-7091-1192-5_34.  PMID:  22890666,  PMCID:  PMC3703825

2013  Wellman GC, Koide M.  Impact of subarachnoid hemorrhage on parenchymal arteriolar function.  Acta Neurochir Suppl.  2013; 115:  173-177.  doi:  10.1007/978-3-7091-1192-5_33.  PMID:  22890665, PMCID:  PMC3703753

2013  Koide M, Bonev AD, Nelson MT, Wellman GC.  Subarachnoid blood converts neutrally evoked vasodilation to vasoconstriction in rat brain cortex.  Acta Neurochir Suppl.  2013;  115:  167-171.  doi:  10.1007/978-3-7091-1192-5_32.  PMID:  22890664,  PMCID:  PMC3684063

2012  Syed AU, Koide M, Braas KM, May V, Wellman GC.   Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) potently dilates middle meningeal arteries:  implications for migraine.  J Mol Neurosci.  doi:  10.1007/s12031-012-9851-0.  PMID:  22766684, PMCID:  PMC3581331

2012  Koide M, Bonev AD, Nelson MT, Wellman GC.  Inversion of neurovascular coupling by subarachnoid blood depends on large-conductance Ca2+-activated K+ (BK) channels.  Proc Natl Acad Sci USA.  2012 May 22; 109(21):  E1387-1395.  doi:  10.1073/pnas.1121359109.  PMID:  22547803, PMCID:  PMC3361424

2012  Larson BE, Stockwell DW, Boas S, Andrews T, Wellman GC, Lockette W, Freeman K.  Cardiac reactive oxygen species after traumatic brain injury.  J Surg Res.  2012 Apr; 173(2): e73-81.  doi:  10.1016/j.jss.2011.09.056.  PMID:  22172132, PMCID:  PMC3299814

2011  Murakami K, Dumont T, Russell S, Tranmer BI, Wellman GC.  Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Induces Reactive Gliosis and Increased Expression of the Pro-Inflammatory Cytokine High Mobility Group Box 1 Protein (HMGB1).  Transl Stroke Res. 2011 Mar 1;  2(1):  72-79.  doi:  10.1007/s12975-010-0052-2.   PMID: 21479116, PMCID:  PMC3072171