Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Neurobiology
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
Molecular control of neurogenesis
Neuronal Generation and Degeneration in Vertebrates
Group leader: José María Frade López