Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics (Research), Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology (Research)

Overview

Dr. Garcia is an experienced pharmacologist and microbiologist specializing in cell signaling and infectious diseases. Through a diverse multidisciplinary approach, I have amassed extensive experience in drug development and characterization at both the academic and industrial level. I earned my doctorate in Molecular Pharmacology at Brown University in the prestigious Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology Department under the mentorship of Dr. Wayne Bowen. I have received recognition for my work in the characterization of the Sigma-2 Receptor and my leadership and dedication to teaching. These attributes earned me a full-membership induction into the Sigma Xi Society. I earned a Bachelors of Science in Microbiology from the University of Rhode Island (URI), with a minor in Chemistry. My work on antibiotic development led to the discovery of active compounds against the then emerging threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Currently, I hold a dual-appointment as a Visiting Scientist at Brown University and a Senior Research Scientist at Rhode Island Hospital where I am the recipient of the Stein-Bellet Fellowship in the Diane N. Weiss Center for Orthopaedic Trauma Research. I am an active researcher in novel cancer targets and therapeutics, as well as the development and characterization of antibiotic-independent antimicrobial surface coatings.

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