Edgar Garcia-Rill, Ph.D.

Edgar Garcia-Rill, Ph.D.Title
Professor of Anatomy and Psychiatry

Physiology, McGill University Montreal, Montreal, Canada, 1973

Major Interests
Disorders of the reticular activating system and sleep, schizophrenia, depression, PTSD, spinal cord injury

Research Interests
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.

Email: GarciaRillEdgar@uams.edu

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

Phone: (501) 686-5167

Fax: (501) 526-7928

CTN Website: http://ctn.uams.edu

CTN Research

Selected Publications

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.

Link to Dr. Garcia-Rill’s PubMed publications