Research Division

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.

Cellular 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.

Head Department 
Dra. Carmen Y. Aceves Velasco

Behavioral 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.

Head Department 
Dr. Fernando A. Barrios Álvarez

Developmental Neurobiology and Neurophysiology
In this department we use molecular, morphological, electrophysiological, and behavioral approaches to study various aspects of the development, function, and structure of the nervous system.

Head Department 
Dr. J. Fernando Peña Ortega