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Genetics, Behavior, Pharmacology and Prevention of Addiction"

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We are a research group from the Department of Psychobiology of the Complutense University of Madrid. Our research is characterized for using animal models as well as human studies for the full understanding of the problems that we are trying to resolve. We have four main research lines:

a) Prevention of drug addiction
b) Psychopharmacology
c) Behavioral genetics
b) Behavior and its biological basis

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We congratulate Víctor Echeverry-Alzate and Isabel Suela-Sanchez who this month successfully defended their PhD thesis.

First, Víctor Echeverry-Alzate presented his PhD thesis entitled “Pharmacological treatment in alcohol and cocaine co-administration: effects on gene expression in the rats’ prefrontal cortex”. Dr. Angel Santos accompanied by Dr. Fernando Rodriguez de Fonseca as secretary and Dra. Rosario Moratalla, Dr. Lluis Montolliu and Dr. Luis Fernando Aguacil as external examiners, chaired the defense.

Isabel Suela-Sanchez defended her thesis “Assessment of risk and protection factors of an universal drug prevention program in an educational environment” just a week later. Her thesis committees were Dra. Raquel Gomez De Herasas chairman, Dra. Gloria De Lucas as secretary and Dra.Noelia Granados, Dr.Ricardo Llorente and Dr. Gustavo Gonzalez Cuevas as external examiners

Dr. Jose Antonio Lopez-Moreno supervised both theses. Víctor Echeverrys thesis was also co-supervised by Dra. Elena Giné.


As the past years, our group has again formed part of the this year`s Science Week. Because of the great success of our last year’s activity “How do genes influence behavior and mental illness” we offered this activity again this year. Again, the activity started with a lecture held by Prof. Jose Antonio López Moreno and was followed by a guided tour through our laboratory and research facilities conducted by Victor Echeverry and Javier Calleja Conde.


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Laboratorio de Psicobiología

Facultad de Psicología. Campus de Somosaguas.
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
28223. Madrid. Spain


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