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Paul Garcia, MD, PhD

Associate Director, Research Affairs
Medical Scientist Training Program

Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology

I am a practicing neuroanesthesiologist as well as a translational science investigator. Currently, my lab has several ongoing laboratory and clinical research projects. Sleep and anesthesia use the most abundant inhibitory neurotransmitter in the CNS, GABA, as their chief signaling molecule. I rely on pharmacologic, electrophysiologic, and modeling approaches to answer how the brain re-establishes cognitive function and consciousness after quiescence. This work overlaps with investigations into neuroprotection, aging, and neurodegenerative disease pathways.

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