Dra. Gabriela Rodríguez Manzo

Ph.D.: Pharmacology, Cinvestav, 1996

M. Sc.: Psychobiology, UNAM, 1984

B. Sc.: Biology, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, 1981

Current Position: Professor 3D at the CINVESTAV

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

Research Lines:

Pharmacology and physiology of male sexual behavior

Pharmacological and physiological analysis of the sexual exhaustion phenomenon in rats

Sexual activity and brain plasticity

Spinal control of ejaculation

Animal models of sexual dysfunction

Book Chapters:


Hull, EM, Rodríguez-Manzo, G. (2017). Male Sexual Behavior. In: Pfaff, D.W and Joëls, M. (editors-in-chief). Hormones, Brain, and Behavior, 3rd edition, Vol 1. Oxford: Academic Press/Elsevier; pp. 1–57. ISBN 978-0-12-803592-4


Hull EM, Rodríguez-Manzo G. (2017). Male Sexual Behavior. In: Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology. Chap. 35. Elsevier Science. pp. 1-10. ISBN 9780128093245


Rodríguez-Manzo G, Canseco-Alba A. (2014). A role for learning and memory in the expression of an innate behavior: the case of copulatory behavior. In: Identification of Neural Markers Accompanying Memory. Meneses A (Ed). Elsevier Insights; Elsevier, p.p. 135-147. ISBN: 978-0-12-408139-0



Rodríguez-Manzo, G. (2013). Bases biológicas de la orientación sexual y la valoración de la diversidad. En: Diálogos de bioética. Nuevos saberes y valores de la vida. Juliana González y Jorge Linares (Coords.) Fondo de Cultura Económica, México, D.F., p.p.186-214. ISBN 978-607-02-4508-4



Peer-reviewed papers:

Rodríguez-Manzo, G., Canseco-Alba A. (2017). A new role for GABAergic transmission in the control of male rat sexual behavior expression. Behav Brain Res 320: 21-29.



Rodríguez Peña, M.L., Rodríguez-Manzo, G., Carro-Juárez, M. (2017). Ejaculatory training lengthens the ejaculation latency and facilitates the functioning of the spinal generator for ejaculation of rats with rapid ejaculation. Int J Impot Res 29: 35-42



Canseco-Alba A., Rodríguez-Manzo, G. (2016). Intra-VTA anandamide infusion produces dose-based biphasic effects on male rat sexual behavior expression. Pharmacol Biochem Behav 150–151: 182-189.



Rodríguez-Manzo, G. and Canseco-Alba, A. (2015). Biphasic effects of anandamide on behavioural responses: emphasis on copulatory behaviour. Behav Pharmacol, Pharmacological Approaches to the Study of Social Behaviour Special issue, 26: 607–615



Guadarrama-Bazante IL, Canseco-Alba A, Rodríguez-Manzo G. (2014). Dopamine receptors play distinct roles in sexual behavior expression of rats with a different sexual motivational tone. Behav Pharmacol 25: 684-694. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/FBP.0000000000000086


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