Nathalie Garcia-Russell, PhD

Associate Professor, College of Osteopathic MedicineAssistant Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Nathalie Garcia-Russell


Dr. Garcia-Russell is Associate Professor at Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine and Assistant Dean for the Clinical Education Department. She received her PhD from University Paris XIII, France in collaboration with UC San Diego and a focus on human physiology and high-altitude acclimatization. She continued her journey at San Diego State University where she completed her post-doctoral training in microbial genetics. Dr. Garcia-Russell joined TUCOM in 2005, where she continued her research and developed her passion for teaching in the Basic Science Department. Now Assistant Dean for Clinical Education her attention is focused on medical education, the clinical curriculum, and the clinical learning environment.


  • PhD Biology, Université Paris XIII, France

Recent Publications

Khuc M., and Garcia-Russell N. Expression of Prophage Genes in Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium Under Environmental Stressors. 56th Annual AOA Research Conference, 2012. J Am Osteopath Assoc August 2012 112:529-562.

Li R.C., Hwang J., Shultz L., Burns J. and Garcia-Russell N. 55th Annual AOA Research Conference, 2011. Evaluation of OMM pre-treatment for the prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness. J Am Osteopath Assoc August 2011 111:487-511. 

Abo B., Hakopian D., Morin R., Hiserote M., Wong T., Burns J., Ekholm R., Mokari B., and Garcia-Russell N. Using Osteopathic Manipulations to Decrease the Incidence of Acute Mountain Sickness. SOMA Research Conference 2009, Student Poster Competition. J Am Osteopath Assoc January 2010 110:24-44. 

Garcia-Russell N., Elrod B., Dominguez K. Stress-induced prophage DNA replication in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium. Infect Genet Evol. 2009 Sep;9(5):889-95.

Cabanne M., Tang M., Tiglao S., Elrod B., Dominguez K., and Garcia-Russell N. The response of the Salmonella Typhimurium prophages to environmental stress. SOMA Research Conference 2008, Student Poster Competition. J Am Osteopath Assoc January 2009 109:40-60.

Garcia-Russell N., Orchard S.S. and Segall A.M. Probing nucleoid structure in bacteria using phage lambda integrase-mediated chromosome rearrangements. Methods Enzymol. 2007;421:209-26.

Garcia-Russell N., Harmon T.G., Le T.Q., Amaladas N.H., Mathewson R.D. and Segall A.M. Unequal access of chromosomal regions to each other in Salmonella: Probing chromosome structure using phage  integrase-mediated long-range rearrangements. Mol. Microbiol. 2004;52(2): 329-344.

Hupperets M.D., Hopkins S.R., Pronk M.G., Tiemessen I.J., Garcia N., Wagner P.D. and Powell F.L. Increased hypoxic ventilatory response during 8 weeks at 3800 m altitude. Respir.Physiol.Neurobiol. 2004;142(2-3):145-152.

Garcia N., Hopkins S.R., Elliott A.R., Aaron E.A., Weinger M.B. and Powell F.L. Ventilatory response to 2-h sustained hypoxia in humans. Respir. Physiol. 2001;124(1):11-22.

Powell F.L. and Garcia N. Physiological effects of intermittent hypoxia. High. Alt. Med. Biol. 2000;1(2):125-36.

Garcia N., Hopkins S.R. and Powell F.L. Intermittent vs. continuous hypoxia: effects on ventilation and erythropoiesis in humans. Wilderness Environ. Med. 2000;11(3):172-9.

Garcia N., Hopkins S.R. and Powell F.L. Effects of intermittent hypoxia on the isocapnic hypoxic ventilatory response and erythropoiesis in humans. Respir. Physiol. 2000;123(1-2):39-49.

Memberships and Affiliations

Member of the International Association of Medical Science Educators