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.

ENERGY METABOLISM
Carmen Y. Aceves Velasco
Brenda Anguiano Serrano

HORMONE BIOCHEMISTRY
Carlos Arámburo de la Hoz
Maricela Luna Muñoz
Carlos G. Martínez Moreno

CELLULAR NEUROPHYSIOLOGY
Rogelio Arellano Ostoa

MOLECULAR ENDOCRINOLOGY
Carmen Clapp Jiménez L
Yazmín Macotela Guzmán
Edith Arnold Hernández

CELL PHYSIOLOGY
Mauricio Díaz Muñoz
Isabel Méndez Hernández
Francisco Vázquez Cuevas

INTERCELLULAR COMMUNICATION AND NEUROTRANSMISSION
José Jesús García Colunga

MARINE PHARMACOLOGY
Edgar Heimer de la Cotera
Manuel Aguilar Ramírez

REPRODUCTIVE 
NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY
Gonzalo Martínez de la Escalera

MOLECULAR AND
CELLULAR NEUROBIOLOGY
Ricardo Miledi y Dau
Ataulfo Martínez Torres
 
Daniel Reyes Haro
Stèphanie Thebault
Adán Hernández Cortés

FUNCTIONAL NEUROANATOMY
AND NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY
Teresa Morales Guzmán
Rebeca Corona García-Cabral

EVOLUTIVE PHYSIOLOGY
Carlos Valverde Rodríguez
Aurea Orozco Rivas