Cebrià, Francesc
Francesc Cebrià


Francesc Cebrià, PhD
Principal Investigator
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About me

Research Field:
Regeneration, Neurosciences, Developmental Biology
Research Interest:
My recent and future research is focused on characterizing the influence of the CNS on planarian regeneration. I plan to use genomics and proteomics to isolate signals provided by the CNS to control the regenerative process
Brief Resumeè:
From 2007 Ramon y Cajal researcher at the Dept. of Genetics of the University of Barcelona.
2006-2007 Postdoctoral researcher (Programme Beatriu de Pinòs, Generalitat de Catalunya)at the Dept. of Genetics of the University of Barcelona, in the laboratory of Emili Saló.
2002-2005 Postdoctoral fellow (Fulbright, EMBO) at the Dept. of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in the laboratory of Phillip A. Newmark. There I analyzed the functions of axon guidance cues (netrins, slits and robos) on planarian CNS regeneration.
2000-2002 Postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Developmental Biology RIKEN (Japan) in the laboratory of Kiyokazu Agata. There I started to investigate planarian CNS regeneration.
2000 PhD thesis entitled: "Determination, differentiation and restitution of the muscle pattern during the regeneration and cell renewal in freshwater planarians", supervised by Rafael Romero at the Dept. of Genetics of the University of Barcelona.
1995 BS in Biology, University of Barcelona.

Excerpt of my Publications:
+ Cebrià F. (2007). "Regenerating the central nervous system: how easy for planarians!" Dev. Genes Evol., 217:733-748.
+ Molina MD, Saló E and Cebrià F. (2007). "The BMP pathway is essential for re-specification and maintenance of the dorsoventral axis in regenerating and intact planarians" Developmental Biology, 311:79-94.
+ Cebrià F, Guo T, Jopek J and Newmark PA. (2007). "Regeneration and maintenance of the planarian midline is regulated by a slit orthologue" Developmental Biology, 307:394406.
+ Cebrià F and Newmark PA. (2007). "Morphogenesis defects are associaated with abnormal nervous system regeneration after roboA RNAi in planarians" Development, 134:833-837.
+ Cebrià F and Newmark PA. (2005). "Planarian homologues of netrin and netrin receptor are required for proper regeneration of the central nervous system and the maintenance of nervous system architecture." Development, 132:3691-3703.
+ Cebrià F, Kobayashi C, Umesono Y, Nakazawa M, Mineta K, Ikeo K, Gojobori T, Itoh M, Taira M, Sánchez-Alvarado A and Agata K. (2002). "nou-darake, an FGFR-related gene restricts brain tissues to the head region of planarians." Nature, 419:620-624.
+ Cebrià F, Kudome T, Nakazawa M, Mineta K, Ikeo K, Gojobori T and Agata K. (2002). "The expression of neural-specific genes reveals the structural and molecular complexity of the planarian central nervous system." Mechanisms of Development, 116:199-204.
+ Cebrià F, Nakazawa M, Mineta K, Ikeo K, Gojobori T and Agata K. (2002). "Dissecting planarian CNS regeneration by the expression of neural-specific genes." Development, Growth and Differentiation, 44:135-146.