Dr. Sergio D. Iñiguez
Dr. Iñiguez' research focus is on the developmental neurobiology of mood-related illnesses, such as anxiety and major depressive disorder. To do this, his preclinical research program comprises a multidisciplinary approach (i.e., behavioral, molecular, and pharmacological) to examine how juvenile exposure to stress and/or psychotropic medications (i.e., fluoxetine, ketamine), influence sensitivity to drugs of abuse (i.e., cocaine), as well as memory-related performance, later in life.
1. Iñiguez SD, Flores-Ramirez FJ, Riggs LM, Alipio JB, Garcia-Carachure I, Hernandez MA, Sanchez DO, Lobo MK, Serrano PA, Braren SH, Castillo SA. (2018). Vicarious social defeat stress induces depression-related outcomes in female mice. Biological Psychiatry, 83(1), 9-17. PMID: 28888327. Full Text
2. Flores-Ramirez FJ, Garcia-Carachure I, Sanchez DO, Gonzalez C, Castillo SA, Arenivar M, Themann A, Lira O, Rodriguez M, Preciado-Piña J, Iñiguez SD. (2018). Fluoxetine exposure in adolescent and adult female mice decreases cocaine and sucrose preference later in life. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 33(1), 145-153. PMID:30334670. Full Text
3. Iñiguez SD, Parise LF, Flores-Ramirez FJ, Garcia-Carachure I, Lobo MK, Warren BL, Robison AJ. (2019). Upregulation of hippocampal extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK)-2 induces antidepressant-like behavior in the rat forced swim test. Behavioral Neuroscience, 33(2):225-231. PMID:30937619. Full Text
4. Flores-Ramirez FJ, Parise LF, Alipio JB, Garcia-Carachure I, Castillo SA, Rodriguez M, Themman A, Lira O, Preciado-Piña J, Iñiguez SD. (2019). Adolescent fluoxetine history impairs spatial memory in adult male, but not female, C57BL/6 mice. Journal of Affective Disorders, 249: 347-356. PMID:30807936. Full Text
Ph.D., Florida State University (2011)
PSYC 4345 Behavioral Neuroscience