The Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology (SBN) is an interdisciplinary scientific organization dedicated to the study of hormonal processes and neuroendocrine systems that regulate behavior. This focus is unique among professional societies, thus SBN’s annual meetings and its journal Hormones and Behavior provide vital forums for the integration of ideas across the field of behavioral neuroendocrinology. This integration occurs on multiple fronts and spans all levels of biological organization, from molecular to organismal. SBN members conduct research on myriad organisms across a diversity of contexts, including field-based investigations of animals in their natural habitats, laboratory research on important model systems, and clinical research on a variety of topics directly related to human health. Our work is supported by numerous agencies, which include the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), equivalent agencies outside of the U.S., and other governmental programs and private foundations.
Created in 1993 as part of the “Decade of the Brain”, the Institute of Neurobiology carries out research on the central nervous system and its organization at all levels, from the molecular to cellular, tissue, organ and organism. A variety of “tools” are employed including biochemical, morphological, functional, humoral, and electrophysiological as well as behavioral and cognitive. Among the objectives of the Institute, the most important are those related to carrying out high-quality scientific research in neurobiology, to train investigators and specialized technicians in this field, and to collaborate by means of networking systems with other parts of the university as well as with other academic and research institutions in teaching programs, research and technological development, in accord with the policies and resources of the Institute.
The Institute of Neurobiology integrates a broad platform of multidisciplinary research in the Neurosciences distributed along these fundamental axes: a multi-level approach that encompasses molecular and cellular aspects, expanding to tissues, organs, and systems, and ultimately the emergent properties of nerve activity such as behaviors and cognition; furthermore, these aspects are studied throughout all developmental stages of the organism, from the embryo to maturity and senescence. Diverse influences are considered, both genetic and epigenetic, as well as their consequences at the physiological and pathological levels.
2010-2011 DR. Instituto de Neurobiología, UNAM, Campus Juriquilla, Querétaro, México.