Name and surname : Ricardo Marcos Pautassi.


          • Lic. In Psychology.
          • Dr. en Cas. Biological.

Current charges:

  • CONICET Principal Investigator.
  • Professor of Neurophysiology and Psychophysiology.

Institution / Affiliation: Faculty of Psychology UNC and INIMEC - CONICET- UNC.

City-Country : Córdoba, Argentina.


  • Argentine Association of Cas. of Behavior,
  • Latin American and International Societies on Biomedical Research on Alcoholism.

Research lines / topics:

I study the effects of early exposure to alcohol, in pregnancy or adolescence, on the subsequent consumption of this drug and its effects.

Main publications:

  1. Wille-Bille A., Bellia F., Jimenez A, Miranda-Morales S., D'Addario C., Pautassi RM (2020) Early exposure to environmental enrichment modulates the effects of prenatal ethanol exposure upon opioid gene expression and adolescent ethanol intake . Neuropharmacology 165, 107917. DOI 10.1016 / j.neuropharm.2019.107917.
  2. Wille-Bille A., Miranda-Morales S., Pucci M., Bellia F., D'Adario C., Pautassi RM (2018). Prenatal ethanol induces an anxiety phenotype and alters expression of dynorphin & nociceptin / orphanin FQ genes. Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 85: 77-88.
  3. Fernandez M., Baez B., Bordon A., Fernandez L., Martinez E., Pautassi RM (2017). Short-term selection for high and low ethanol intake yields differential sensitivity to ethanol's motivational effects and anxiety-like responses in adolescent Wistar rats. Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry 27, (79), pp. 220-233. doi: 10.1016 / j.pnpbp.2017.06.02.
  4. R Camarini, AB Suárez, LB Hofmann, AV Rueda, MB Rae, P Marianno, RM Pautassi. (2017). Effects of environmental enrichment upon ethanol-induced conditioned place preference and pre-frontal BDNF levels in adolescent and adult mice. Scientific Reports 7: 8574. DOI: 10.1038 / s41598-017-08795-0. ISSN 2045-2322 ..


Other academic / professional background:

  • Director of the Doctorate in Psychology at the National University of Córdoba. Doctorate approved by CONEAU. August 2018 - 2021. Res HCD 265/2019.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ISBRA). 2018-2022.
  • Postdoctoral Associate Researcher at Center for Developmental Psychobiology, Department of Psychology, State University of New York, Binghamton, USA. Director (s): Dr. Norman Spear and Linda Patia Spear. Period 2006 - 2008.
  • Fulbright Commission Postdoctoral Fellow at Center for Development and Behavioral Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, State University of New York, Binghamton, USA. February - April 2011.