EMN online > OLUCHA BORDONAU Francisco E


Associate Professor of Human Anatomy

Institution: Universitat Jaume I, Castellón; Spain

Laboratory/Department: Medicine

Research topic: Experience in the study of neural circuits mediating modulation of social and emotional behavior. Brainstem control of telencephalic functions through neuropeptides:

  • Nucleus incertus innervation of telencephalic centers including hippocampus amygdala and septum.
  • Emotional and social behavior modulation by relaxin 3 neuropeptides.

Methodologies: Tract-tracing techniques, immunocytochemistry, behavioural paradigms.


  • Pattern of distribution of serotonergic fibers to the amygdala and extended amygdala in the rat. Linley SB, Olucha-Bordonau F, Vertes RP. J Comp Neurol. 2017 Jan 1;525(1):116-139. doi: 10.1002/cne.24044. PMID: 27213991
  • Central relaxin-3 receptor (RXFP3) activation increases ERK phosphorylation in septal cholinergic neurons and impairs spatial working memory. Albert-Gascó H, García-Avilés Á, Moustafa S, Sánchez-Sarasua S, Gundlach AL, Olucha-Bordonau FE, Sánchez-Pérez AM. Brain Struct Funct. 2017 Jan;222(1):449-463. doi: 0.1007/s00429-016-1227-8. PMID: 27146679
  • Comparative Distribution of Relaxin-3 Inputs and Calcium-Binding Protein-Positive Neurons in Rat Amygdala. Santos FN, Pereira CW, Sánchez-Pérez AM, Otero-García M, Ma S, Gundlach AL, Olucha-Bordonau FE. Front Neuroanat. 2016 Apr 7;10:36. doi: 10.3389/fnana.2016.00036. PMID: 27092060.

Participation in the EMN-Online teaching

  • S1 – Functional and cognitive anatomy
  • S1 – Cellular neurobiology/physiology
  • S2 – Methodologies
  • S3 – From sensation to perception
  • S4 – Master’s Thesis