Dr. Alfredo Meneses Hernández


Ph.D. Physiology: Pharmacology and Physiology Dept. of Neurobiology Graduate Program, Neurobiology Center,UNAM. 1996.

M.Sc. (Psychology) composed of two parts: Experimental Psychology & Behavioral Pharmacology Graduate with honors. Faculty of Psychology, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) 1989

B.Sc. Experimental Psychology, Faculty of Psychology. UNAM. 1982.

Current Position: Full Professor.

Member of the National System of Researchers (SNI): Level III

Lines of Research:

  • Neuropharmacology of Learning and Memory
  • Effects of hypertension and aging over memory formation
  • Pharmacological models of schizophrenia and associated memory deficits.
  • Molecular and neuronal markers associated to memory

Representative publications

Meneses A, Perez-García G, Liy-Salmeron G, Ponce-López T, Lacivita E, and Leopoldo M. 5-HT7 receptor activation: procognitive and antiamnesic effects. Psychopharmacology (Berl);232(3):595-603, 2015.

Meneses A. Serotonin, neural markers, and memory. Front Pharmacol. 2015 Jul 21;6:143.

Meneses A. and Tellez R. Autoshaping memory formation and retention loss: are serotonin and other neurotransmitter transporters involved? In: Serotonin Receptor Technologies. Blenau and Baumann (eds). Neuromethods series, Springer Heidelberg, New York, 2015.

Meneses A. and Gasbarri A. Editorial: Serotonin and memory. Front Pharmacol 7:8, 2016.

Meneses A and Gasbarri A. Editorial: 5-HT2A/2B/2C receptors, memory and neuropsychiatric disorders. Front Pharmacol 7:9, 2016.


Editorial work

Editorial boarding:

1. Frontiers in Psychopharmacology (2010): Mentor: Carlos Gitler, Weizman Institute.

2. Associated Editor in Frontiers in Pharmacology (2015) (IF= 3.8)


Invited referee for:

1. Annals in Neurology, 2. Behavioral Pharmacology, 3. Behavioral Brain Research, 4. Brain Research, 5. Brain Research Bulletin, 6. Current Psychiatry Reviews, 7. Drugs of the Future -- Prous Thomson Reuters, 8. European Journal of Neuroscience, 9. European Neuropsychopharmacol, 10. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 11. Genes, Brain and Behavior, 12. Hippocampus, 13. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 14. Journal of Neurochemistry, 15. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutic, 16. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 17. Medicinal Research Reviews, 18. Neuropharmacology, 19. Neurobiology of Learning & Memory, 20. Neuroscience Letters, 21. Neuroscience, 22, Neuroscience Biobehavioral Review, 23. Neuroscience Research, 24, Neuropsychopharmacology, 25. Revista Mexicana de Psicología, 26. Pharmacology Biochemistry & Behavior, 27. Pharmacological Research, 28. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology Biology Psychiatry, 29. Psychopharmacology, 30. Physiology and Behavior, 31. Progress in Neurobiology, 32. Synapse, 33. Trends in Pharmacological Sciences.

Stay abroad

  • Post-doctoral stay, Gerontology Research Center, National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, MD USA.
  • Visiting Professor, Laboratory of Neurobiology of Behavior, Universite de Provence Aix-Marseille I, France.
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Basic and Applied Biology, University of L'Aquila, Italy. 


Laboratory 15

Phones +52(55)5483-2869
Fax +52(55)5483-2863
E-mail: ameneses@cinvestav.mx