Faculty Profile

Sergio Iñiguez

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., Florida State University
  • Neuroscience

Contact Information:

Research and Teaching Interests:

Animal models of psychiatric disorders; neurobiology of depression; developmental psychopharmacology; behavioral neuroscience.

  • PSYC-363: Biological Psychology
  • PSYC-433: Experimental Psychology: Biological
  • PSYC-442: Behavioral Neuroscience

Representative Publications:

Iñiguez SD, Riggs LM, Nieto SJ, Dayrit G, Zamora NN, Shawhan KL, Cruz B, Warren BL. (2014). Social defeat stress induces a depression-like phenotype in adolescent male c57bl/6 mice. Stress, 17(3), 247-255.

Iñiguez SD, Alcantara LF, Warren BL, Riggs LM, Parise EM, Vialou V, Wright KN, Dayrit G, Nieto SJ, Wilkinson MB, Lobo MK, Neve RL, Nestler EJ, Bolaños-Guzmán CA. (2014). Fluoxetine exposure during adolescence alters responses to aversive stimuli in adulthood. The Journal of Neuroscience, 34(3), 1007-1021.

Parise EM, Alcantara LF, Warren BL, Wright KN, Hadad R, Sial OK, Kroeck KG, Iñiguez SD, Bolaños-Guzmán CA. (2013). Repeated ketamine exposure induces an enduring resilient phenotype in adolescent and adult rats. Biological Psychiatry, 74(10), 750-759.

Warren BL, Vialou VF, Iñiguez SD, Alcantara LF, Wright KN, Feng J, Kennedy PJ, LaPlant Q, Shen L, Nestler EJ, Bolaños-Guzmán CA. (2013). Neurobiological sequelae of witnessing stressful events in adult mice. Biological Psychiatry, 73(1),7-14.

Iñiguez SD, Charntikov S, Baella SA, Herbert MS, Bolaños-Guzmán CA, Crawford CA. (2012). Post-training cocaine exposure facilitates spatial memory consolidation in c57BL/6 mice. Hippocampus, 22(4), 802-813.

Warren BL, Iñiguez SD, Alcantara LF, Wright KN, Parise EM, Bolaños-Guzmán, CA. (2011). Juvenile administration of concomitant methylphenidate and fluoxetine alters behavioral reactivity to reward- and mood-related stimuli and disrupts ventral tegmental area gene expression in adulthood. The Journal of Neuroscience, 31(28), 10347-10358.

Iñiguez SD, Warren BL, Bolaños-Guzmán CA (2010). Short- and long-term functional consequences of fluoxetine exposure during adolescence in male rats. Biological Psychiatry, 67(11), 1057-1066.

Iñiguez SD, Vialou V, Warren BL, Cao J-L, Alcantara LF, Davis LC, Manojlovic Z, Neve RL, Russo SJ, Han M-H, Nestler EJ, Bolaños-Guzmán CA. (2010). Extracellular signal-regulated kinase-2 within the ventral tegmental area regulates responses to stress. The Journal of Neuroscience, 30(22), 7652-7663.

Full List of Publications:

Visit the NCBI website. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=iniguez%20sd)

Research in the Media

Los Angeles Times, "Prozac during adolescence protects against despair in adulthood"

Los Angeles Times, "Rodent of the Week: Ritalin and Prozac -- a troubling combo for children?"