George Lasker MD, PhD


Expected Graduation Date: 2023




Education, Training, and Previous Positions

2008: BS, Georgia Institute of Technology
2009: MS, Tulane University School of Medicine
2016: MD/PhD, Tulane University School of Medicine

Selected Honors and Awards

2008: Physician-scientist Scholarship Recipient, Georgia Institute of Technology
2007: John H. Ridley Award, Georgia Institute of Technology
2006: National Dean's List
2006: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Recent Publications

Katz EG, Moustafa AA, Heidenberg D, Haney N, Peak T, Lasker GF, Knoedler M, Rittenberg D, Rezk BM, Abd Elmageed ZY, Yafi FA, Sikka S, Abdel-Mageed AB, Hellstrom WJ. Pioglitazone Enhances Survival and Regeneration of Pelvic Ganglion Neurons After Cavernosal Nerve Injury. Urology. 2016 Mar;89:76-82. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2015.12.021. Epub 2016 Jan 6. PubMed PMID: 26772642.

Gokce A, Abd Elmageed ZY, Lasker GF, Bouljihad M, Braun SE, Kim H, Kadowitz PJ, Abdel-Mageed AB, Sikka SC, Hellstrom WJ. Intratunical Injection of Genetically Modified Adipose Tissue-Derived Stem Cells with Human Interferon α-2b for Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction in a Rat Model of Tunica Albugineal Fibrosis. J Sex Med. 2015 Jul;12(7):1533-44. doi: 10.1111/jsm.12916. Epub 2015 Jun 10. PubMed PMID: 26062100; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4914049.

Edward JA, Pankey EA, Jupiter RC, Lasker GF, Yoo D, Reddy VG, Peak TC, Chong I, Jones MR, Feintech SV, Lindsey SH, Kadowitz PJ. Analysis of erectile responses to bradykinin in the anesthetized rat. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2015 Aug 1;309(3):H499-511. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00765.2014. Epub 2015 Jun 8. PubMed PMID: 26055796; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4525086.

Gokce A, Halis F, Lasker GF. Relevance of serum nitric oxide levels and the efficacy of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors treatment on premature ejaculation: decreased nitric oxide is associated with premature ejaculation. Andrologia. 2015 Apr;47(3):246-7. doi: 10.1111/and.12263. PubMed PMID: 25728304.

Sangkum P, Gokce A, Tan RB, Bouljihad M, Kim H, Mandava SH, Saleem SN, Lasker GF, Yafi FA, Abd Elmageed ZY, Moparty K, Sikka SC, Abdel-Mageed AB, Hellstrom WJ. Transforming Growth Factor-β1 Induced Urethral Fibrosis in a Rat Model. J Urol. 2015 Sep;194(3):820-7. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2015.02.014. Epub 2015 Feb 10. PubMed PMID: 25676431.

Aliperti LA, Lasker GF, Hagan SS, Hellstrom JA, Gokce A, Trost LW, Kadowitz PJ, Sikka SC, Hellstrom WJ. Efficacy of pioglitazone on erectile function recovery in a rat model of cavernous nerve injury. Urology. 2014 Nov;84(5):1122-7. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2014.07.033. Epub 2014 Oct 24. PubMed PMID: 25443915.

Gur S, Sikka SC, Pankey EA, Lasker GF, Chandra S, Kadowitz PJ, Hellstrom WJ. Effect of avanafil on rat and human corpus cavernosum. Andrologia. 2015 Oct;47(8):897-903. doi: 10.1111/and.12344. Epub 2014 Sep 19. PubMed PMID: 25233953.

Serefoglu EC, Hawley WR, Lasker GF, Grissom EM, Mandava SH, Sikka SC, Dohanich GP, Hellstrom WJ. Effect of botulinum-A toxin injection into bulbospongiosus muscle on ejaculation latency in male rats. J Sex Med. 2014 Jul;11(7):1657-63. doi: 10.1111/jsm.12553. Epub 2014 Apr 29. PubMed PMID: 24774776.

Gokce A, Abd Elmageed ZY, Lasker GF, Bouljihad M, Kim H, Trost LW, Kadowitz PJ, Abdel-Mageed AB, Sikka SC, Hellstrom WJ. Adipose tissue-derived stem cell therapy for prevention and treatment of erectile dysfunction in a rat model of Peyronie's disease. Andrology. 2014 Mar;2(2):244-51. doi: 10.1111/j.2047-2927.2013.00181.x. PubMed PMID: 24574095.

Lasker GF, Halis F, Gokce A. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for premature ejaculation: review of erectile and ejaculatory side effects. Curr Drug Saf. 2014;9(2):118-26. Review. PubMed PMID: 24446888.

Kassan M, Lasker GF, Sikka SC, Mandava SH, Gokce A, Matrougui K, Hellstrom WJ, Kadowitz PJ, Serefoglu EC. Chronic escitalopram treatment induces erectile dysfunction by decreasing nitric oxide bioavailability mediated by increased nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase activity and reactive oxygen species production. Urology. 2013 Nov;82(5):1188.e1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2013.07.037. Epub 2013 Oct 25. PubMed PMID: 24242893.

Pankey EA, Zsombok A, Lasker GF, Kadowitz PJ. Analysis of responses to the TRPV4 agonist GSK1016790A in the pulmonary vascular bed of the intact-chest rat. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2014 Jan 1;306(1):H33-40. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00303.2013. Epub 2013 Nov 1. PubMed PMID: 24186096; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3920159.

Pankey EA, Thammasiboon S, Lasker GF, Baber S, Lasky JA, Kadowitz PJ. Imatinib attenuates monocrotaline pulmonary hypertension and has potent vasodilator activity in pulmonary and systemic vascular beds in the rat. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2013 Nov 1;305(9):H1288-96. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00329.2013. Epub 2013 Aug 30. PubMed PMID: 23997103; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3840242.

Lasker GF, Pankey EA, Kadowitz PJ. Modulation of soluble guanylate cyclase for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Physiology (Bethesda). 2013 Jul;28(4):262-9. doi: 10.1152/physiol.00001.2013. Review. PubMed PMID: 23817801.

Pankey EA, Lasker GF, Gur S, Hellstrom WJ, Kadowitz PJ. Analysis of erectile responses to imatinib in the rat. Urology. 2013 Jul;82(1):253.e17-24. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2013.04.009. PubMed PMID: 23806406; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3810015.

Lasker GF, Pankey EA, Frink TJ, Zeitzer JR, Walter KA, Kadowitz PJ. The sGC activator BAY 60-2770 has potent erectile activity in the rat. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2013 Jun 15;304(12):H1670-9. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00062.2013. Epub 2013 Apr 12. PubMed PMID: 23585129; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3680766.

Kahn MJ, Maley JH, Lasker GF, Kadowitz PJ. Updated role of nitric oxide in disorders of erythrocyte function. Cardiovasc Hematol Disord Drug Targets. 2013 Mar 1;13(1):83-7. Review. PubMed PMID: 23534951; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3635483.

Lasker GF, Pankey EA, Allain AV, Murthy SN, Stasch JP, Kadowitz PJ. The selective Rho-kinase inhibitor azaindole-1 has long-lasting erectile activity in the rat. Urology. 2013 Feb;81(2):465.e7-14. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2012.10.039. PubMed PMID: 23374844; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3564057.

Lasker GF, Pankey EA, Allain AV, Dhaliwal JS, Stasch JP, Murthy SN, Kadowitz PJ. Analysis of erectile responses to BAY 41-8543 and muscarinic receptor stimulation in the rat. J Sex Med. 2013 Mar;10(3):704-18. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.02912.x. Epub 2012 Sep 18. PubMed PMID: 22989320; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3594361.

Pankey EA, Badejo AM, Casey DB, Lasker GF, Riehl RA, Murthy SN, Nossaman BD, Kadowitz PJ. Effect of chronic sodium nitrite therapy on monocrotaline-induced pulmonary hypertension. Nitric Oxide. 2012 Jun 30;27(1):1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.niox.2012.02.004. Epub 2012 Mar 14. PubMed PMID: 22426035; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3366021.

Lasker GF, Maley JH, Pankey EA, Kadowitz PJ. Targeting soluble guanylate cyclase for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension. Expert Rev Respir Med. 2011 Apr;5(2):153-61. doi: 10.1586/ers.11.9. Review. PubMed PMID: 21510726; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3108035.

Allain AV, Hoang VT, Lasker GF, Pankey EA, Murthy SN, Kadowitz PJ. Role of nitric oxide in developmental biology in plants, bacteria, and man. Curr Top Pharmacol. 2011;15(2):25-33. PubMed PMID: 24563585; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3930063.

Lasker GF, Maley JH, Kadowitz PJ. A Review of the Pathophysiology and Novel Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction. Adv Pharmacol Sci. 2010;2010. pii: 730861. PubMed PMID: 21152267; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2997760.

Maley JH, Lasker GF, Kadowitz PJ. Nitric oxide and disorders of the erythrocyte: emerging roles and therapeutic targets. Cardiovasc Hematol Disord Drug Targets. 2010 Dec 1;10(4):284-91. Review. PubMed PMID: 21067512.

Nossaman BD, Akuly HA, Lasker GF, Nossaman VE, Rothberg PA, Kadowitz PJ. The Reemergence of Nitrite as a Beneficial Agent in the Treatment of Ischemic Cardiovascular Diseases. Asian J Exp Biol Sci. 2010 Apr;1(2):451-459. PubMed PMID: 20953292; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2955410.

Lasker GF, Matt CJ, Badejo AM Jr, Casey DB, Dhaliwal JS, Murthy SN, Kadowitz PJ. Intracavernosal administration of sodium nitrite as an erectile pharmacotherapy. Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 2010 Jul;88(7):770-6. doi: 10.1139/y10-032. PubMed PMID: 20651825.