Dr. Richard C. Garrad


Department

Biomedical Sciences
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

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

Details

Education

PhD, 1993, Miami University

Teaching

  • BMS 521 Molecular Cell Biology
  • BMS 524 Virology
  • BMS 494 Senior Seminar
  • BMS 730 Current Literature Topics

Research and professional interests

I am interested in understanding how cells communicate with one another. My laboratory has spent much of our efforts trying to do this by studying a particular group of receptor molecules that respond to nucleotides, the P2 nucleotide receptors. These receptors also have important roles to play in a variety of physiological activities, such as platelet aggregation, vasodilation and inflammation.

Awards and honors

  • NIH AREA grant awardee, 2004 & 2013

  • College Research Award, 2003