Edgar Garcia-Rill

Professor of Anatomy and Psychiatry, PhD
University of Arkansas
Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences
E-mail: GarciaRillEdgar@uams.edu
Page: http://www.uams.edu/neuroscience_cellbiology/faculty/details.asp?id=48


Fields of interest:

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


Recent publications:

Liu H., Skinner R. D., Arfaj A., Yates C., Reese N. B., Williams K., Garcia-Rill E.:

L-Dopa effect on frequency-dependent depression of the H-reflex in adult rats with complete spinal cord transection

Brain Res. Bull. 2010; 83(5): 262-265.


Hayar A., Charlesworth A., Garcia-Rill E.:

Oocyte triplet pairing for electrophysiological investigation of gap junctional coupling

J. Neurosci. Methods 2010; 188(2): 280-286.


Ye M., Hayar A., Strotman B., Garcia-Rill E.:

Cholinergic modulation of fast inhibitory and excitatory transmission to pedunculopontine thalamic projecting neurons

J. Neurophysiol. 2010; 103(5): 2417-2432.


Heister D. S., Hayar A., Garcia-Rill E.:

Cholinergic modulation of GABAergic and glutamatergic transmission in the dorsal subcoeruleus: mechanisms for REM sleep control

Sleep 2009; 32(9): 1135-1147.


Ye M., Hayar A., Garcia-Rill E.:
Cholinergic responses and intrinsic membrane properties of developing thalamic parafascicular neurons

J. Neurophysiol. 2009; 102(2): 774-785.


Ye M., Garcia-Rill E.:
Potentiating effect of eszopiclone on GABA(A) receptor-mediated responses in pedunculopontine neurons

Sleep 2009; 32(7): 879-887.

Beck P., Odle A., Wallace-Huitt T., Skinner R. D., Garcia-Rill E.:
Modafinil increases arousal determined by P13 potential amplitude: an effect blocked by gap junction antagonists

Sleep 2008; 31(12): 1647-1654.


Yates C. C., Charlesworth A., Reese N. B., Skinner R. D., Garcia-Rill E.:

The effects of passive exercise therapy initiated prior to or after the development of hyperreflexia following spinal transection

Exp. Neurol. 2008; 213(2): 405-409.

Hall R. W., Huitt T. W., Thapa R., Williams D. K., Anand K. J., Garcia-Rill E.:
Long-term deficits of preterm birth: evidence for arousal and attentional disturbances

Clin. Neurophysiol. 2008; 119(6): 1281-1291.


Garcia-Rill E., Charlesworth A., Heister D., Ye M., Hayar A.:
The developmental decrease in REM sleep: the role of transmitters and electrical coupling

Sleep 2008; 31(5): 673-690.