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People About the institute Ana Carmena de la Cruz
Degree:
Biological Sciences, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology by Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, (1992).

Ph.D program:
PhD thesis with Dr. Fernando Jiménez at Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa CSIC-UAM (1992-1997). Doctorate in Biological Sciences by Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in December, 1997.

Posdoctoral Positions:
In the laboratory of Dr. Fernando Jiménez, CBM-SO, since December 1997 until September 1998.

In the laboratory of Dr. Mary K. Baylies, Sloan-Kettering Institute (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center) since October of 1998 until August of 2004.


Previous positions:
2004-2008: Ramón y Cajal Researcher (principal investigator) at the INA, Alicante
1998-2004: EMBO and HFSPO Postdoctoral Fellow at the SKI, MSKCC, New York
1997-1998: Postdoctoral Fellow at the CBM-SO, Madrid
1992-1997: Predoctoral Fellow at the CBM-SO, Madrid
1990-1992: Undergraduate Fellow at the CBM-SO, Madrid


Current Position:
CSIC (Spanish Research Council) Group Leader at the INA

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Research Fields:
Development of the nervous system, specifically in the function of PDZ proteins and the establishment of intracelular signaling networks during the generation of neuronal identities.


Representative Publications

Carmena, A. , Buff, E., Halfon, M.S., Gisselbrecht, S., Jiménez, F., Baylies, M.K., and Michelson, A.M. " Reciprocal regulatory interactions between the Notch and Ras signaling pathways in the Drosophila embryonic mesoderm. " Dev.Biol . 244 , 226 - 242 ( 2002 )

Halfon, M.S. , , Carmena, A., Gisselbrecht, S., Sackerson, C.M., Jiménez, F. Baylies, M.K. and. Michelson, A.M. " Ras pathway specificity is determined by the integration of multiple signal-activated and tissue-restricted transcription factors. " Cell . 103 , 63 - 74 ( 2000 )

Carmena, A. , Gisselbrecht, S., Harrison, J., Jiménez, F. and Michelson, A.M. " Combinatorial Signalling Codes for the Progressive Determination of Cell Fates in the Drosophila Embryonic Mesoderm. " Genes & Dev . 12 , 3910 - 3922 ( 1998 )

Carmena, A. , Murugasu-Oei, B., Menon, D., Jiménez, F. and Chia, W. " Inscuteable and numb mediate asymmetric muscle progenitor cell divisions during Drosophila myogenesis. " Genes Dev . 12 , 304 - 315 ( 1998 )

Carmena, A. , Bate, M. and Jiménez, F. " Lethal of scute, a proneural gene, participates in the specification of muscle progenitors during Drosophila embryogenesis. " Genes & Dev . 9 , 2373 - 2383 ( 1995 )
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