Research Division

The Institute of Neurobiology integrates a wide platform of multidisciplinary research on neurosciences, distributed along three main fundamental axes:

 a) A multi-level approach that ranges from molecular and cellular aspects, going through tissues, organs, and systems to reach the emergent properties of nervous activity such as behavior and cognition;
 b) These aspects are studied through the development of an organism as a whole, starting from the embryonic stage to maturity and senescence, and
 c) Various influences are considered that may be genetic or epigenetic, as well as their consequences at physiological and pathological levels.

Research activities take place in laboratories organized in 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. Ma. Teresa Morales Guzmán
marter@unam.mx

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 
Dra. Magdalena Giordano Noyola
giordano@unam.mx

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. Víctor Hugo de Lafuente Flores
lafuente@unam.mx