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PhD STUDENT

Miriam Merenciano

September 2015- present

(B.S. honors degree July 2012; Master student September 2014)
I studied Human Biology at Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona. My research tries to find the role of Transposable Elements (TEs) in the adaptation of Drosophila melanogaster to different environments. Specifically, my work is focused in understanding how a set of roo elements are involved in different stress responses of D. melanogaster.

Publications

2017

Horvath, V; Merenciano, M; Gonzalez, J. Revisiting the Relationship between Transposable Elements and the Eukaryotic Stress Response. Trends Genet, 33 (11), pp. 832-841, 2017ISSN: 0168-9525 (Print) 0168-9525 (Linking).

Manh, Le H; Guio, L; Merenciano, M; Rovira, Q; Barron, M G; Gonzalez, J. Natural and laboratory mutations in kuzbanian are associated with zinc stress phenotypes in Drosophila melanogaster. Sci Rep, pp. 42663, 2017ISSN: 2045-2322 (Electronic) 2045-2322 (Linking).

2016

Merenciano, M; Ullastres, A; de Cara, M A R; Barron, M G; Gonzalez, J. Multiple Independent Retroelement Insertions in the Promoter of a Stress Response Gene Have Variable Molecular and Functional Effects in Drosophila. PLoS Genet, 12 (8), pp. e1006249, 2016ISSN: 1553-7404 (Electronic) 1553-7390 (Linking).

Ullastres, A; Merenciano, M; Guio, L; González, J. Transposable elements: a toolkit for stress and environmental adaptation in bacteria. de Bruijn, Frans J (Ed.): Stress and Environmental Regulation of Gene Expression and Adaptation in Bacteria,Chapter 20.10, JohnWiley & Sons, Inc., First edition, 2016.

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