In this department various neurobiological processes are studied ranging from basic and fundamental mechanisms of neural communication –chemical and electrical– to processes underlying clinical, pharmacological, and zootechnical manifestations.
Multidisciplinary projects include molecular and functional characterization of ionic channels, as well as characterization of receptors, and signaling pathways involved in neurotransmission and neurosecretion; and also the study of the structural and biological diversity of various neuroendocrine messengers, employing comparative approaches throughout evolution, and characterization of novel neuroactive compounds of marine origin.
In addition, research is performed on the regulatory mechanisms of complex processes such as reproduction, lactation, stress, growth, metabolism, and angiogenesis, and pathological processes such as cancer.
José Jesús García Colunga
Manuel Aguilar Ramírez
Gonzalo Martínez de la Escalera