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.

We investigate signal transduction mechanisms during the development of the fruit fly, the gene control of vertebrate brain development and its structure in the adult. We study the functional integration of neural circuits involved in brain rythms, the neurophysiological mechanisms of pain and the endogenous mechanisms of analgesia, the neural mechanisms of tactile object recognition and the motor integration of responses to sensory sitmuli. We also analyze the effect on the nervous system of neurodegenerative diseases and the use of inhalants.

The effects of perinatal malnutrition are used as a model to study brain function during ontogeny and in the adult state.

PAIN AND EPILEPSY
Miguel Condés-Lara
Abimael González Hernández

SENSORY AND MOTOR
PLANNING SYSTEMS
Victor H. De Lafuente Flores

NEUROMORPHOMETRY AND DEVELOPMENT
Sofía Díaz Miranda

NEUROMORPHOLOGY
Jorge Larriva Sahd

NEURONAL CIRCUITS
J. Fernando Peña Ortega
Siddhartha Mondragón Rodríguez

MOLECULAR SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION
Juan R. Riesgo Escovar

SENSORIMOTOR INTEGRATION
Gerardo Rojas Piloni

NEUROPHYSIOLOGY OF HABITS
Pavel Ernesto Rueda Orozco

NEUROPHYSIOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT
Manuel Salas Alvarado

NEURAL DIFERENTIATION
AND AXOGENESIS
Alfredo Varela Echavarría