Faculty Profile

Sergio Iñiguez

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

Contact Information:

Research and Teaching Interests:

Preclinical models of major depressive disorder; neurobiology of depression; developmental psychopharmacology; behavioral neuroscience.

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

Representative Publications:

Francis TC, Chandra R, Friend DM, Finkel E, Dayrit G, Miranda J, Brooks JM, Iñiguez SD, O’Donnell P, Kravitz A, Lobo MK. (2015). Nucleus accumbens medium spiny neuron subtypes mediate depression-related outcomes to social defeat stress. Biological Psychiatry, 77(3), 212-222.

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:

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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?"