Fernando Peña Ortega, Ph.D.

Title
Full Professor
Department
Department of Developmental Neurobiology and Neurophysiology
Institution
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Address
Boulevard Juriquilla 3001
City
Querétaro
Country
Mexico
Phone
+52 (442) 23 81 057
E-mail
jfpena[at]unam.mx
Website
http://132.248.142.23/web_site/home_pages/122
Research Field
Neuroscience
Award Year
2001
Country Of Origin
Mexico
Mentor Name
Jan-Marino Ramirez, Ph.D.

Research

We are interested in revealing the cellular mechanisms involved in the generation of network activity and the changes in these mechanisms under “pathological” conditions. Currently we are studying the generation of oscillatory activity in the forebrain and its modulation by the amyloid beta protein. We are also interested in the reconfiguration of the respiratory rhythm generator under hypoxic conditions.