Avda. Doctor Arce, 37. 28002. Madrid (Spain)


The Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology analyzes the genesis of synaptic complexes (the contact spaces between nerve cells, fundamental in the transmission of nerve impulses) and the differentiation processes of sensory organs (such as the eye, the retina or the olfactory system) and the cerebral cortex..

The department also studies the processes of microorganization of the human cerebral cortex,structural alterations in learning and memory processes, analgesic mechanisms, tolerance and dependence to opiates, nervous processes related to senility, both normal and pathological, etc., combining basic research with applied health projects.

Responsible for the department: Juan A. de Carlos Segovia


Telencephalon development: cerebral cortex and olfactory system

Group leader: Juan A. de Carlos Segovia

Molecular control of neurogenesis

Group leader: Aixa V. Morales

Neuronal Generation and Degeneration in Vertebrates

Group leader: José María Frade López

Axonal growth and function of the initial axon segment

Group leader: Juan José Garrido Jurado

Cell lineages and neuronal heterogeneity

Group leader: Laura López Mascaraque

Stem cells, neurogenesis and neurodegeneration

Group leader: Carlos Vicario Abejón

Molecular Behavioral Physiology

Group leader: Francisco Martín Castro
Group leader: Fernando de Castro Soubriet