The Institute of Neurobiology integrates a wide range of multidisciplinary research on neurosciences, distributed along three main axes:
a) A multi-level approach
that extends from molecular and cellular aspects, through tissues, organs,
and systems, to reach the manifestations of nervous activity such as
behavior and cognition;
b) The study of the development of an organism as a whole, starting from the embryonic stage and continuing to maturity and senescence, and
c) Consideration of various influences that may be genetic or epigenetic, as well as their physiological and pathological consequences.
Research activities take place
in laboratories within three departments.
and Molecular Neurobiology
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.
Dra. Carmen Y. Aceves Velasco
and Cognitive Neurobiology
The research carried out in this department analyzes the neurobiological mechanisms participating in the control of behavior and in complex cerebral processes pertaining to animals and humans.
Dr. Fernando A. Barrios Álvarez