Manuel Sanchez, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of MCN
Department of Neuroscience
California Campus


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Professional Experience

2015-2017 Assistant Professor of MCN, Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience (MCN), Scripps Research
1999-2015 Staff Scientist, Scripps Research

Selected References

All Publications

Cintron-Colon, R., Johnson, C. W., Montenegro-Burke, J. R., Guijas, C., Faulhaber, L., Sanchez-Alavez, M., Aguirre, C. A., Shankar, K., Singh, M., Galmozzi, A., Siuzdak, G., Saez, E., et al. Activation of kappa opioid receptor regulates the hypothermic response to calorie restriction and limits body weight loss. (2019). Current Biology, 29(24), 4291-4299. PMCID: PMC6917995.

Sanchez-Alavez, M., Benedict, J., Wills, D. N. & Ehlers, C. L. Effect of suvorexant on event-related oscillations and EEG sleep in rats exposed to chronic intermittent ethanol vapor and protracted withdrawal. (2019). Sleep, 42.

Ehlers, C. L., Benedict, J., Wills, D. & Sanchez-Alavez, M. PSPH-D-18-00526: Effect of a dual orexin receptor antagonist (DORA-12) on sleep and event-related oscillations in rats exposed to ethanol vapor during adolescence. (2019). Psychopharmacology,

Sanchez-Alavez, M., Nguyen, W., Mori, S., Wills, D. N., Otero, D., Aguirre, C. A., Singh, M., Ehlers, C. L. & Conti, B. Time course of blood and brain cytokine/chemokine levels following adolescent alcohol exposure and withdrawal in rats. (2019). Alcoholism-Clinical and Experimental Research,

Sanchez-Alavez, M., Nguyen, W., Mori, S., Wills, D. N., Otero, D., Ehlers, C. L. & Conti, B. Time course of microglia activation and brain and blood cytokine/chemokine levels following chronic ethanol exposure and protracted withdrawal in rats. (2019). Alcohol, 76, 37. PMCID: PMC6336521.

Ehlers, C. L., Sanchez-Alavez, M. & Wills, D. Effect of gabapentin on sleep and delta and theta EEG power in adult rats exposed to chronic intermittent ethanol vapor and protracted withdrawal during adolescence. (2018). Psychopharmacology, 235(6), 1783-1791. PMCID: PMC5949268.

Sanchez-Alavez, M., Wills, D. N., Amodeo, L. & Ehlers, C. L. Effect of gabapentin on sleep and event-related oscillations (EROs) in rats exposed to chronic intermittent ethanol vapor and protracted withdrawal. (2018). Alcoholism-Clinical and Experimental Research, 42(3), 624-633. PMCID: PMC5832602.

Amodeo, L. R., Wills, D. N., Sanchez-Alavez, M., Nguyen, W., Conti, B. & Ehlers, C. L. Intermittent voluntary ethanol consumption combined with ethanol vapor exposure during adolescence increases drinking and alters other behaviors in adulthood in female and male rats. (2018). Alcohol, 73, 57. PMCID: PMC6193864.

Cintron-Colon, R., Sanchez-Alavez, M., Nguyen, W., Mori, S., Gonzalez-Rivera, R., Lien, T., Bartfai, T., Aid, S., Francois, J. C., Holzenbergerf, M. & Conti, B. Insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor regulates hypothermia during calorie restriction. (2017). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114(36), 9731-9736.

Mori, S., Sugama, S., Nguyen, W., Michel, T., Sanna, M. G., Sanchez-Alavez, M., Cintron-Colon, R., Moroncini, G., Kakinuma, Y., Maher, P. & Conti, B. Lack of interleukin-13 receptor α1 delays the loss of dopaminergic neurons during chronic stress. (2017). Journal of Neuroinflammation, 14. PMCID: PMC5399344.