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Francisco López-Muñoz

Profesor Titular de Farmacología y Vicerrector de Investigación y Ciencia, Universidad Camilo José Cela

Francisco López-Muñoz, MD, PhD, DLitt, received his PhD Degree in Medicine at Madrid Complutense University in 1993 (Doctorate Extraordinary Award), and another PhD Degree in Spanish Language and Literature at University of Alcalá in 2015. He is a specialist in Pharmaceutical Medicine, and postgraduate in Holocaust Studies by the International School for Holocaust Studies of Yad Vashem (Jerusalem, Israel). Currently he is Professor of Pharmacology, Vice-Chancellor of Research and Science, and Chairman of the Research Ethics Committee at Camilo José Cela University, and Research Fellow at “Hospital 12 de Octubre” Research Institute (Madrid, Spain), and Portucalense Institute of Neuropsychology and Cognitive and Behavioral Neurosciences (INPP), Universidade Portucalense Infante Dom Henrique (Porto, Portugal). He has supervised 16 PhD theses, has participated in 38 research projects, and acts as evaluator of research projects and degrees for several European Agencies. Prof. López-Muñoz is editor/author of 29 books (such as the "History of Psychopharmacology", in three volumes, edited by Editorial Medica Panamericana, Madrid, 2007, and NPP Books, Arlington, USA, 2014, "Neurobiology of Depression", from the prestigious series Frontiers in Neuroscience, 2012, or "Melatonin, Neuroprotective Agents and Antidepressant Therapy", edited by Springer International, 2016), and 227 chapters of books related to the psychopharmacology. He has published 400 articles (H-index = 34). Prof. López-Muñoz is member of several scientific societies (including Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum) and editorial boards, and has participated, as visiting Professor in different Spanish and international academic centres. Prof. López-Muñoz has various awards for his research career, and he is Academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors and European Academy of Sciences and Arts, and Correspondent Academician of the Royal Academy of Medicine and Surgery of Cádiz, Royal Academy of History and Art of San Quirce, Academy of Pharmacy of the Valencian Community, Royal Academy of Medicine of Eastern Andalusia, and Foreign Corresponding Academician of the National Academies of Medicine of Colombia, Venezuela, Paraguay and Dominican Republic.

Research interest: Neuropsychopharmacology and Neurosciences: Biological bases of drug abuse and dual diagnosis, psychotropic drugs interactions, neurobiology of metal disorders, bibliometric techniques applied to mental health-related disciplines and neuropsychopharmacology, combination therapies with antidepressant drugs in resistant depression and with antipsychotics drugs in patients with refractory schizophrenia, and the history of the psychopharmacology and neurosciences.


  • 2019–present
    Profesor Titular de Farmacología y Vicerrector de Investigación y Ciencia, University Camilo José Cela


  • 1988 
    Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Medicina y Cirugía