Dr. José Alonso Fernández-Guasti

Sabbatical: The Netherlands Institute for Brain Research. Amsterdam, 1997-1998.

Post-doctoral research fellow: Physiology, Gothemburg University.

PhD: Physiology, Cinvestav. México 1986.

M. Sc.: Physiology, Institute of Biomedical Research. UNAM. Mexico, 1982.

B.Sc.: Biology, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana. 1979.

Current position: Professor 3E at the Pharmacobiology Department. Center for Research and Advanced Studies. Mexico, D.F.

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

Lines of Research:
  • Behavioral Pharmacology
  • Interaction between Hormones and psychoactive drugs
  • Gender and age differences in psychoactive drugs actions
  • Anxiolytics and antidepressants
  • Steroid receptors in the Central Nervous System
  • Male and Female Sexual Behavior
  • Animal models of sexual differentiation
Academic Production:
National and international scientific meetings
Papers in refereed journals
Local journals
Chapters Book
Direction of students 
M. Sc
Ph. D.
Physician students from the Amsterdam University
Stage from the IBRO-LARC
Stage from the "Scientific Research Summer"
Current Students: Ph.D. 2; M.Sc. 1.
Recent publications : 

Olvera-Hernández S, Hernández A, Reyes R, Fernández-Guasti A. Establishment of partner preference in male rats: Effect of prenatal letrozole and sexual experience. Horm Behav. 2019, 109:56–63.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2019.02.009 (Producto de tesis de Doctorado de Sandra Olvera Hernández) 

Hernández-Munive AK, Rebolledo-Solleiro D, Fernández-Guasti A. Does Chronic Hyperglycemia Affect Female Rat Sexual Behavior? Differences in Paced and Non-Paced Mating. J Sex Med. 2019, 16(8):1130-1142.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2019.05.017 (Producto de tesis de Maestría de Abigail Karina Hernández Munive)

Alvarez Silva A. Fernández-Guasti A. The combination of mirtazapine plus venlafaxine reduces immobility in the forced swim test and does not inhibit female sexual behavior. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2019 Dec; 187:172817. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pbb.2019.172817 (Producto de tesis de Maestría de Adriana Alvarez Silva)

Álvarez Silva, A., Fernández-Guasti, A. Does the antidepressant-like effect of mirtazapine and venlafaxine differ between male and female rats? Salud Mental, 43(1): 3-9, 2020.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.17711/SM.0185-3325.2020.002 (Producto de tesis de Maestría de Adriana Alvarez Silva)

Hernández-Munive, A.K., Rebolledo-Solleiro, D., Fernández-Guasti, A. Diabetic female rats exhibit defensive aggression during mating. Salud Mental, 43(1): 27-33, 2020 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17711/SM.0185-3325.2020.005  (Producto de tesis de Doctorado de Abigail Karina Hernández Munive)

Hernández, A., Olvera-Hernández, S., Fernández-Guasti, A. Lack of interaction between prenatal stress and prenatal letrozole to induce same-sex preference in male rats. Physiol Behav. 2020 Oct 1; 224:113042. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2020.113042. Epub 2020 Jun 30 (Producto de tesis de Doctorado de Alejandra Hernández González) 

Hernández-Munive AK, Rebolledo-Solleiro D, Fernández-Guasti A. Reduced sexual motivation of diabetic female rats: Restoration with insulin. Horm Behav. 2021 Jun; 132:104992.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2021.104992. Epub 2021 May 12 (Producto de tesis de Doctorado de Abigail Karina Hernández Munive)


Invited reviewer in some journals:
  • ISRN Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior
  • Psichoneuroendocrinology
  • Hormones and Behavior
  • Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Behavioural Pharmacology
  • Physiology and Behavior
  • Journal of Sexual Medicine
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Animal Behavior
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Behavioral Brain Research
  • Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy
  • Brain Research

Awards and Honors

  • Award of the Mexican Academy of Sciences in the Natural Sciences area, 1997.
  • Member of the committee of the Latin-American Affairs for the “International Brain Research Organization (IBRO)” since 2004.
  • Member of the editorial committee for the local journal from the Mexican Academy of Sciences “Ciencia”, since 2009.
  • President of the Research Academy of Reproductive Biology. 2009-2011.
  • Award: “Top Reviewer in 2009” from the journal Hormones and Behavior.
  • Guest Editor in the Special Issue “Sex differences on drugs affecting behavior” of the Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior Journal. January 2017.
  • Designated as “Distinguished Researcher” at the XLII Annual Meeting of the Research Academy in Reproductive Biology. May 2017.
  • Designated as Director of The Magazine Ciencia of The Mexican Academy of Sciences. January 2021.





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