Missouri State University

Honors College

Dr. Richard C. Garrad

Richard C. Garrad

Email

Phone

417-836-5372

(work)

Office

Professional Building 345

Department

Biomedical Sciences

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Biomedical Sciences
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897 work
Professor

Education

PhD, 1993, Miami University

Teaching

  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Signal Transduction
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis
  • Senior Seminar
  • Current Literature Topics

Research and professional interests

Responses to extracellular nucleotides are mediated by specific cell-surface receptors.

  • P2 receptor subtypes have been classified pharmacologically and can be subdivided into G protein-coupled receptors and ligand-gated ion channels.
  • P2 nucleotide receptors regulate diverse physiological functions in mammalian tissues, including, neurotransmission, platelet aggregation, vasodilatation and epithelial ion transport.
  • Examination of the ways in which the P2 nucleotide receptors function at the molecular and physiological levels.