Biochemist, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

Ph.D in Sciences, specialty in Biology. Faculty of Science, Universidad de Chile, Chile


1.Delgado MG, Oliva, C., López, E., Ibacache, A.,Galaz, A., Delgado, R., Barros, L. F., and Sierralta, J*. (2018). Chaski, a novel Drosophila lactate/pyruvate transporter required in glia cells for survival under nutritional stress. Scientific Reports in press.

2. Sepulveda,D. Rojas-Rivera,D. Rodrı ́guez,D.A. , Groenendyk, J., Köhler, A., Lebeaupin, C., Ito, Sh. Urra, H., Carreras-Sureda, A., Hazari, Y., Vasseur-Cognet, M., Ali, M.M.U., Chevet, Ch., Campos, G., Godoy, P., Vaisar, T., Bailly-Maitre, B., Nagata, K., Michalak, M., Sierralta, J. and Hetz, C.* (2018) Interactome Screening Identifies the ERLuminal Chaperone Hsp47 as a Regulator ofthe Unfolded Protein Response Transducer IRE1a. Molecular Cell, in press.

3. De Gregorio C, Delgado R, Ibacache A, Sierralta J, Couve A.* Drosophila Atlastin in motor neurons is required for locomotion and presynaptic function (2017). J Cell Sci. Oct 15;130(20):3507-3516. doi: 10.1242/jcs.201657. Epub 2017 Aug 31.

4. Oliva C, Soldano A, Mora N, De Geest N, Claeys A, Erfurth ML, Sierralta J, Ramaekers A, Dascenco D, Ejsmont RK, Schmucker D, Sanchez-Soriano N, Hassan BA #. (2016) Regulation of Drosophila Brain Wiring by Neuropil Interactions via a Slit-Robo-RPTP Signaling Complex. Dev Cell. Oct 24; 39(2):267-278.

5. Astorga C., Jorquera R., Ramírez M., López E.M.B., Delgado R. Sierralta J *. (2016) Presynaptic DLG regulates synaptic function through the Localization of Voltage activated Ca2+- Channels. Scientific Reports Aug 30; 6: 32132.

6. Cánovas J., Berndt F. A., Sepúlveda H, Aguilar R., Veloso F.A., Montecino M., Oliva C.,Maass J.C., SierraltaJ.* Kukuljan M.*. (2015) The specification of cortical subcerebral projection neurons depends on the direct repression of TBR1 by CTIP1/BCL11a. J.of Neuroscience, May 13; 35(19): 7552-64

7. Barros LF*, SierraltaJ, Weber B. (2015) How doth the little busy bee: unexpected metabolism. Trends Neurosci., Jan; 38(1):1-2.

8. Oliva C, Molina-Fernandez C, Maureira M, Candia N, López E, Hassan B, Aerts S, Cánovas J, Olguín P*, Sierralta J*. (2015) Hindsight regulates photoreceptor axon targeting through transcriptional control of jitterbug/Filamin and multiple genes involved in axon guidance in Drosophila. Developmental Neurobiology, Sep; 75(9):1018-32