Professor Emeritus of Anatomy and Psychiatry
Physiology, McGill University Montreal, Montreal, Canada, 1973
Address: Office: Biomedical Research Building II, Room 662-2
Mailing Address: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 4301 W. Markham St., Slot 847
Little Rock, AR 72205
Disorders of the reticular activating system and sleep, schizophrenia, depression, PTSD, spinal cord injury
Early work on the control of locomotion centered on a region of the posterior midbrain that is part of basal ganglia circuitry, but is also involved in sleep-wake regulation. From this research sprang two main lines of investigation, 1) Disorders of the Reticular Activating Systsem (RAS), including schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, depression, Alzheimer’s Disease, and sleep disorders, and 2) Disorders of motor control, including Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, and Spinal Cord Injury. Dr. Garcia-Rill is Director of the Center for Translational Neuroscience, a division of the Department of Neurobiology & Dev. Sci. and research arm of the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neuroscience Institute, at which novel treatments for the treatment of spinal cord injury are being developed under the Spinal Cord Injury Mobilization Program.
- Garcia-Rill, E., Wallace, T. and Good, C. 2006 Neuropharmacology of Sleep and Wakefulness, In: Sleep- A Comprehensive Handbook, T. Lee-Chiong (Ed.), John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken NJ, Chapter 9, pp. 63-71.
- Beecher-Monas, E. and Garcia-Rill, E. 2006 Genetic Predictions of Future Dangerousness: Is there a Blueprint for Violence? Law & Contemp. Probs. 69: 301-341.
- Garcia-Rill, E., Homma, Y. and Skinner, R.D. 2004 Arousal mechanisms related to posture and movement. I. Descending modulation. In Brain Mechanisms for the Integration of Posture and Movement, S. Mori, D.G. Stuart and M. Wiesendanger (Eds.), Prog. Brain Res. 143: 283-290.
- Garcia-Rill, E., Kobayashi, T. and Good, C. 2003 The developmental decrease in REM sleep. Thal. & Related Syst. 2: 115-131.