The different lines of research in the area of ​​Neuropharmacology study the molecular basis of different alterations of the nervous system in pathological and pharmacological conditions. Animal models are used as rat or mouse and primary cell cultures to investigate at physiological, morphological, molecular and genetic levels, the mechanisms responsible for addictions, stress and the effects of psychostimulants or sedatives of the nervous system or the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative diseases, in particular Parkinson’s disease.

The methodologies used in the area of ​​Neuropharmacology include experiments in physiology, behavior, biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology.

The general objective of the different projects is the validation of molecular targets for the rational design of drugs, pharmacological therapies for the treatment of different disorders of the nervous system and models or bio-methods applicable in pre-clinical trials.