Alfredo Garcia, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine Department of Medicine
Work 5841 S. Maryland Ave MC 5068, Office: N-714 Chicago, IL 60637 Work Fax: 773.834.0901
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Biographical Info

Research Interest

Dr. Garcia has a broad research interest in the influence of local neuronal environments on neurodevelopment and the coordination of information among neural networks. His current work is focused on understanding the impact of blood gas homeostasis on (1) central cardio-respiratory control, (2) neurodevelopment and (3) synaptic plasticity. This work has implications for the understanding of the neural basis for autonomic function and cognitive dysfunction in conditions ranging from opioid overdose to epilepsy and sleep apnea..

Honors and Awards

Recognized Alumni of the Porter Physiology Development Fellowship. The American Physiological Society, Experimental Biology, Chicago, IL (2017)
Travel Fellowship: Keystone Symposia: Molecular, Cellular, Physiological, and Pathogenic Responses to Hypoxia. Vancouver, BC (2008)
NRSA Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and Biochemistry Training Grant. The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (2007 – 2008)
The American Physiological Society Travel Award: Short Course on Writing and Reviewing for Scientific Journals. Orlando, FL. (2006)
Pre-doctoral Fellowship: Porter Physiology Development Fellowship. American Physiological Society Bethesda, MD. (2004 – 2005)
Scientific Presentation Award: Ohio Miami Valley Society for Neuroscience (2004)
Cincinnati, OH. (2004)

Featured Publications

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  • Ph.D., 2006, Wright State University, Neurophysiology
  • B.Sc., 1999, The Ohio State University, Microbiology, Biological Sciences


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