EMN online > BENNIS Mohamed

BENNIS Mohamed

Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience

Institution: Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech; Morocco
Laboratory/Department: Lab Pharmacology, Neurobiology & Behavior, Dept Biology, Fac Sciences Semlalia, Marrakech,

Research topic: Neurodevelopmental study of certain psychiatric diseases in animal models:

  • Schizophrenia,
  • ADHD,
  • Post-traumatic stess
  • Thalamocortical control,
  • Thalamo-amygdala control,
  • pain comorbidities with anxiety/inattention/impulsivity

Methodologies: morphological approaches (Golgi COX, Tract tracing), immunohistochemistry, electrophysiology recordings, behavioral paradigms


  • Ouhaz Z, Ba-M’hamed S, Mitchell AS, Elidrissi A, Bennis M Behavioral and cognitive changes after early postnatal lesions of the rat mediodorsal thalamus. Behav Brain Res. 292:219-32 (2015).
  • Bentefour Y, RakibiY, Bennis M, BaM’hamed S, Garcia R. Paroxetine treatment, following behavioral suppression of PTSD-like symptoms in mice, prevents relapse by activating the infralimbic cortex. European Neuropsychopharmacology 26, 195–207 (2016).
  • Bouchatta O, Ouhaz Z, Ba-Mhamed S, Kerekes N, Bennis M. Acute and chronic glue sniffing effects and consequences of withdrawal on aggressive behavior. Life Sci. 2016 May 1;152:14-20. doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2016.03.013.

Participation in the EMN-Online teaching

  • S1 – Scientific communication
  • S2 – Tools & technical approaches in Neurosciences
  • S3 – From sensation to perception