Dr. Richard C. Garrad


Biomedical Sciences

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

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



PhD, 1993, Miami University


  • BMS 521 Molecular Cell Biology
  • BMS 524 Virology
  • BMS 494 Senior Seminar
  • BMS 730 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.

Awards and honors

  • NIH AREA grant awardee, 2004 & 2013

  • College Research Award, 2003