Jimena Alejandra Sierralta Jara


  • Doctora en Ciencias,Universidad de Chile, 1996.
  • Bioquímica, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 1988.

Categoría académica:

  • Profesora Titular Departamento de Neurociencias, Facultad de Medicina Universidad de Chile
  • Directora del Departamento de Neurociencia,Facultad de Medicina Universidad de Chile

Linea de Investigación

  • Anillo de Drosophila en Adaptaciones al Estrés Nutricional en el Desarrollo DRiDANS.
  • Role of the putative monocarboxilate transporter CG3409 (chaski) on the adaptive response of Drosophila melanogaster to nutritional restriction during development.
  • Role of drosophila dig in synaptic plasticity.


  • Chaski, a novel Drosophila lactate/pyruvate transporter required in glia cells for survival under nutritional stress,SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 2018.
  • The transcription factor SoxD controls neuronal guidance in the Drosophila visual system,SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 2018.
  • p53 is required for brain growth but is dispensable for resistance to nutrient restriction during Drosophila larval development,PLOS ONE 2018.
  • Interactome Screening Identifies the ER Luminal Chaperone Hsp47 as a Regulator of the Unfolded Protein Response Transducer IRE1 alpha ,MOLECULAR CELL 2018.
  • Drosophila Atlastin in motor neurons is required for locomotion and presynaptic function,JOURNAL OF CELL SCIENCE 2017.
  • Presynaptic DLG regulates synaptic function through the localization of voltage-activated Ca2+ Channels,SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 2016.
  • Regulation of Drosophila Brain Wiring by Neuropil Interactions via a Slit-Robo-RPTP Signaling Complex,DEVELOPMENTAL CELL 2016.
  • Hindsight regulates photoreceptor axon targeting through transcriptional control of jitterbug/Filamin and multiple genes involved in axon guidance in Drosophila,DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROBIOLOGY 2015.
  • The Specification of Cortical Subcerebral Projection Neurons Depends on the Direct Repression of TBR1 by CTIP1/BCL11a,JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE 2015.
  • How doth the little busy bee: unexpected metabolism,