The main goals of this chair include:
- Experimental research on development of the nervous system of mammals through immunocytochemistry techniques, genetic engineering, and experimental embryology.
- Instruction on nervous system development within the neurosciences doctoral program of excellence at the Institute of Neurosciences.
- Participation in reporting and disseminating scientific findings from the Institute of Neurosciences to society.
- Awarding the Remedios Caro Almela Scientific Prize for research on developmental neurobiology.
This chair is sponsored by the descendants of Mr. Fernando Martínez Ramos: Ms. Ana María Martínez Caro, Ms. María Cristina Martínez Caro, Ms. María Elena Martínez Caro, Mr. Fernando Martínez Caro, Ms. Carolina Martínez Caro, and Ms. María Natalia Martínez Caro.