Welcome to the portal webpage for Professor Elba Serrano's Neuroscience Laboratory in the Biology Department at New Mexico State University. We are located in the Chihuahuan Desert in the town of Las Cruces, New Mexico, about 50 miles north of the El Paso-Ciudad Juarez border metroplex.
Neuroscience, Physics, and Engineering
Our lab pursues several lines of research that share a common biophysical theme: the role of membrane ion channels in the reception and transduction of mechanical and chemical stimuli.
Hearing and Balance
Our interest in mechanotransduction is furthered through studies of the mechanosensory systems for hearing and balance that reside in the biomechanical marvel we call the inner ear. Musicians and Dancers especially appreciate these sensory systems.
Repairing Damaged Brain Tissue
Our interest in brain injury has prompted us to engineer neural cells in tissue culture to study their growth, damage, and repair. Neuroengineeered tissue can be used to study the restorative effects of neuroactive (plant) compounds.
Department of Biology, New Mexico State University
PO Box 30001, MSC 3AF
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Join our Team!
Over 100 NMSU undergraduate, MS and PhD students have earned degrees while working in our lab!
Who we are..
We believe that life science research breaks new ground through interdisciplinary research. Lab members develop independent projects that integrate methods from genetics, informatics, computation, bioengineering, anatomy, and physiology.
Students with interests in the physical and mathematical sciences, neuroethics, science policy, research education, and the intersection between art and science are especially welcome.