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Rivera-Milla, Eric
Email: e.riveramilla@gmail.com
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BIOGRAPHY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
RESEARCH INTERESTS:
- Cancer and stem cell biology
- Retrovirus infection
- Functional genomics and tissue transcriptional profiles

RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor degree Faculty of Science, Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile.
- Master degree in Biological Science (Ecology)with highest distinction, Faculty of Science, Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile.
- Research associate at the temperate-forest ecology group of 'Fundación Senda Darwin', Faculty of Biology, Universidad de Chile, Chile.
- Research associate at the Evolutionary Biology group, Faculty of Biology, P. Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile.
- Research associate at the Evolutionary Biology group, Faculty of Biology, University of Konstanz, Germany. Landesgraduierten-Förderungsstipendium des Landes Baden-Württemberg.
- Doctor of Natural Sciences (Dr. rer. nat.) in Developmental Neurobiology, 2005. Overall grade: highest distinction (summa cum laude). Faculty of Biology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany.
-Postdoctoral research within the TR-SFB 11 project at the Developmental Neurobiology group, Faculty of Biology, University of Konstanz.
- Postodctoral fellow Hubrect Institute for developmental biology and stem cell research (KNAW), Utrecht, The Netherlands.
- Postodtoral fellow Leibniz Institute for Aging Reserch, Jena, Germany.
- Alere, Jena, Germany


PUBLICATIONS
Krämer, A., Mentrup, T., Kleizen, B., Rivera-Milla, E., Reichenbach, D., Enzensperger, C., Nohl, R., Täuscher, E., Görls, H., Ploubidou, A., Englert, C., Werz, O., Arndt, H.D., and Kaether, C. (2013) Small molecules intercept Notch signaling and the early secretory pathway. Nature Chemical Biology. 9(11):731-738
Stengel, R., Rivera-Milla, E., Sahoo, N., Ebert, C., Bollig, F., Heinemann, S.H., Schonherr, R., and Englert, C. (2012) Kcnh1 voltage-gated potassium channels are essential for early zebrafish development. The Journal of biological chemistry. 287(42):35565-35575
Langhauser, M., Ustinova, J., Rivera-Milla, E., Ivannikov, D., Seidl, C., Slomka, C., Finne, J., Yoshihara, Y., Bastmeyer, M., and Bentrop, J. (2012) Ncam1a and Ncam1b: Two carriers of polysialic acid with different functions in the developing zebrafish nervous system. Glycobiology. 22(2):196-209
Bentrop, J., Marx, M., Schattschneider, S., Rivera-Milla, E., and Bastmeyer, M. (2008) Molecular evolution and expression of zebrafish St8SiaIII, an alpha-2,8-sialyltransferase involved in myotome development. Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists. 237(3):808-818
Marx, M., Rivera-Milla, E., Stummeyer, K., Gerardy-Schahn, R., and Bastmeyer, M. (2007) Divergent evolution of the vertebrate polysialyltransferase Stx and Pst genes revealed by fish-to-mammal comparison. Developmental Biology. 306(2):560-571
Rivera-Milla, E., Oidtmann, B., Panagiotidis, C.H., Baier, M., Sklaviadis, T., Hoffmann, R., Zhou, Y., Solis, G.P., Stuermer, C.A., and Malaga-Trillo, E. (2006) Disparate evolution of prion protein domains and the distinct origin of Doppel- and prion-related loci revealed by fish-to-mammal comparisons. FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. 20(2):317-319
von Philipsborn, A.C., Ferrer-Vaquer, A., Rivera-Milla, E., Stuermer, C.A., and Málaga-Trillo, E. (2005) Restricted expression of reggie genes and proteins during early zebrafish development. The Journal of comparative neurology. 482(3):257-272
Reuter, A., Málaga-Trillo, E., Binkle, U., Rivera-Milla, E., Beltre, R., Zhou, Y., Bastmeyer, M., and Stuermer, C.A.O. (2004) Evolutionary Analysis and Expression of Teleost Thy-1. Zebrafish. 1(3):191-201

NON-ZEBRAFISH PUBLICATIONS
Hoegg, C. Munderloh, Y. Schrock, E. Malaga-Trillo, E. Rivera-Milla and C.A.O. Stuermer (2007) Reggie/flotillin proteins are organized into stable tetramers in membrane-microdomains. Biochem J. 2007, 403(2):313-22.

Rivera-Milla E., E. M�laga-Trillo & C.A.O. Stuermer (2006). Ancient origin of reggie (flotillin), reggie-like, and other lipid-raft scaffolding proteins: convergent evolution of the SPFH domain. CMLS 63(3):343-357.

Palma, R.E., E. Rivera-Milla, J. Salazar-Bravo, F. Torres-P�rez, U.F.J. Pardi�as, P.A. Marquet, A.E. Spotorno, A.P. Meynard and T.L. Yates (2005). Phylogeography of Oligoryzomys longicaudatus (Rodentia: Sigmodontinae) in temperate South America. Journal of Mammalogy 86(1):191-200.

Rivera-Milla E., C.A.O. Stuermer & E. M�laga-Trillo. An evolutionary basis for scrapie disease: identification of a fish prion mRNA. Trends in Genetics 2003 19(2):72-75. This article have been commented in Nature (r.f. http://www.nature.com/nsu/030127/030127-12.html).

Palma R.E., E. Rivera-Milla, T.L. Yates, P.A. Marquet & A.P. Meynard (2002). Phylogenetic and biogeographic relationships of the mouse opossum Thylamys (Didelphimorphia, Didelphidae) in Southern South America. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 25(2): 245-253.

Meynard A.P., R.E. Palma & E. Rivera-Milla (2002) Phylogeographic relaionships of the Chilean llacas of the genus Thylamys (Marsupialia, Didelphidae) based on sequences of the cytochrome b mithocondrial genes. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 75:299-306.