Manuel E Diaz Rios PhD

Manuel E. Díaz Ríos, Ph.D.


Dr. Manuel E. Díaz Ríos is the Director of the Neuroimaging and Electrophysiology Facility and a Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus. His research is focused on assessing the role of sensory feedback networks after a spinal cord injury (SCI) and the role of spinal networks and its component neurons in the control of locomotion and its changes due to the use of neuromodulators such as caffeine, ethanol, taurine, and others.


  • Postdoc, Neurophysiology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • PhD, Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, P.R.
  • BS, Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, P.R.

Research Interests

  • Neuroanatomy
  • Neurophysiology
  • Neuromodulation
  • Locomotor Behavior
  • Molecular Neurobiology