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Research papers


  • Pablo Guzmán-Palma, Esteban G. Contreras, Natalia Mora, Macarena Smith, M. Constanza González-Ramírez, Jorge M. Campusano, Jimena Sierralta, Bassem A. Hassan and Carlos Oliva (2021). "Slit/Robo Signaling Regulates Multiple Stages of the Development of the Drosophila Motion Detection System"Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology. 9:907. [Pubmed]

  • M. Constanza González-Ramírez, Pablo Guzmán-Palma and Carlos Oliva (2021). "Cell segregation and boundary formation during nervous system development". DOI: 10.1387/ijdb.200148co. International Journal of Developmental Biology. [Pubmed]

  • Sergio Hidalgo, Nicolás Fuenzalida-Uribe, Daniela Molina-Mateo, Angélica Escobar, Carlos Oliva, Rodrigo España, María Andres and Jorge Campusano (2021). "Study of the release of endogenous amines in Drosophila brain in vivo in response to stimuli linked to aversive olfactory conditioning". DOI: 10.1111/jnc.15109. Journal of Neurochemistry.[Pubmed]


  • Lorena Caipo, M. Constanza González-Ramírez, Pablo Guzmán-Palma, Esteban G. Contreras, Tomás Palominos, Nicolás Fuenzalida-Uribe, Bassem A. Hassan, Jorge M Campusano, Jimena Sierralta and Carlos Oliva (2020). "Slit neuronal secretion coordinates optic lobe morphogenesis in Drosophila". DOI: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2019.10.004. Developmental Biology. 458(1):32-42. [Pubmed]


  • Esteban G. Contreras, Jimena Sierralta and Carlos Oliva (2019). "Novel Strategies for the Generation of Neuronal Diversity: Lessons From the Fly Visual System".
    DOI: 10.3389/fnmol.2019.00140. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience. 12:140. [


  • Esteban G. Contreras, Tomás Palominos, Álvaro Glavic, Andrea H. Brand, Jimena Sierralta and  Carlos Oliva (2018). "The transcription factor SoxD controls neuronal guidance in the Drosophila visual system". DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-31654-5. Scientific Reports. 8(1):13332. [Pubmed]​

  • Natalia Mora, Carlos Oliva, Mark Fiers, Radoslaw Ejsmont, Alessia Soldano, Ting-Ting Zhang, Jiekun Yan, Annelies Claeys, Natalie De Geest and Bassem A. Hassan (2018). “A Temporal Transcriptional Switch Governs Stem Cell Division, Neuronal Numbers, and Maintenance of Differentiation”. DOI: 10.1016/j.devcel.2018.02.023. Developmental Cell. 45(1):53-66.e5. [Pubmed]

  • María Graciela Delgado, Carlos Oliva, Estefanía López, Andrés Ibacache, Alex Galaz, Ricardo Delgado, L. Felipe Barros and Jimena Sierralta (2018). “Chaski, a novel Drosophila lactate/pyruvate transporter required in glia cells for survival under nutritional  stress”. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-19595-5. Scientific Reports. 8(1):1186. [Pubmed]


  • Carlos Oliva# and Bassem A. Hassan# (2017). “Receptor Tyrosine Kinases and Phosphatases in Neuronal Wiring: Insights From Drosophila”. DOI: 10.1016/bs.ctdb.2016.10.003. Current Topics in Developmental Biology. 123: 399-432. #: Corresponding author.[Pubmed


  • Carlos Oliva*, Alessia Soldano*, Natalia Mora, Natalie De Geest, Annelies Claeys, Maria-Luise Erfurth, Jimena Sierralta, Ariane Ramaekers, Dan Dascenco, Radoslaw K. Ejsmont, Dietmar Schmucker, Natalia Sanchez-Soriano and Bassem A. Hassan (2016). “Regulation of Drosophila Brain Wiring by Neuropil Interactions via a Slit-Robo-RPTP Signaling Complex”. DOI: 10.1016/j.devcel.2016.09.028. Developmental Cell. 39(2):267-278. *: equal contribution.[Pubmed]

Book chapters
  • Carlos Oliva and Jimena Sierralta (2017). “MAGUK”. Encyclopedia of Signaling Molecules. Springer New York.

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