Dr. Alvarez-Buylla is one of the top experts of neurogenesis, the area of biological sciences that studies the development and population of nervous tissue and neurons. His research focus is developmental stem cell biology, developmental neuroscience, molecular and cellular neurobiology, learning and plasticity, brain tumors, and behavior-related mechanisms. As an inventor, Alvarez-Buylla designed a variety of devices utilized for scientific research.


The discovery of adult neurogenesis, a term that refers to the generation of neural tissue and cells, is relatively recent. The observation that neurons continue to grow in some areas of the brain eliminated the idea that human beings are born with a fixed amount of neurons. The revelation was a paradigm shift in the biosciences and changed the course of neurobiology. Today, the discipline ...

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