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Sofia Lizarraga

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Biological Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-2100
Office: CLS, Room 402


Chukwurah E, Osmundsen A, Davis SW, Lizarraga SB. 2019. All Together Now: Modeling the Interaction of Neural With Non-neural Systems Using Organoid Models. Frontiers in Neuroscience 13:582.

Manzini, C.M., Xiong, L., Shaheen, R., Tambunan, D.E., Di Constanzo, S., Mitisalis, V., Tischfield D.J., Cinquino, A., Ghaziuddin, M., Christian, M. Jian, Q., Laurent, S., Nanjiani, Z.A., Rasheed, S., Hill, R.S., Lizarraga, S.B., Gleason, D., Sabbagh, D., Salih, M.A., Alkuraya, F.S., Walsh, C.A. CC2D1A Regulates Human Intellectual and Social Function as well as NF-kB Signaling Homeostasis. Cell Reports. 8: 1-9 (2014).

Ouyang, Q*, Lizarraga, S.B.*, Schmidtt, M., Yang, U., Gong, J., Ellisor, D., Kauer, J.A., Morrow, E.M. Christianson Syndrome Protein NHE6 Modulates TrkB Endosomal Signaling Required for Neuronal Circuit Development. Neuron. 80(1):97-112 (2013) . (This work was the cover art; highlighted by commentary in same issue in Neuron; chosen as Editors’ Choice at Science Signaling)*These authors contributed equally to this work

Lizarraga, S.B., Coser, K.R., Sabbagh, M, Morrow, E.M. (2012) Methods for study of neuronal morphogenesis: Ex-vivo RNAi electroporation in embryonic murine cerebral cortex. J Vis Exp. 2012 May 18;(63):e3621. PMCID: PMC3369626

Lizarraga SB, Margossian SP, Harris MH, Campagna DR, Han AP, Blevins S, Mudbhary R, Barker JE, Walsh CA, Fleming MD (2010).Cdk5rap2 regulates centrosome function and chromosome segregation in neuronal progenitors. Development. Jun;137(11):1907-17. PMCID: PMC2867323.

Sepp KJ, Hong P, Lizarraga SB, Liu JS, Mejia LA, Walsh CA, Perrimon N. (2008). Identification of neural outgrowth genes using genome-wide RNAi. PLoS Genet. Jul 4;4(7):e1000111. PMCID: PMC2435276.

Bond J, Roberts E, Springell K, Lizarraga SB, Scott S, Higgins J, Hampshire DJ, Morrison EE, Leal GF, Silva EO, Costa SM, Baralle D, Raponi M, Karbani G, Rashid Y, Jafri H, Bennett C, Corry P, Walsh CA, Woods CG. (2005). A centrosomal mechanism involving CDK5RAP2 and CENPJ controls brain size. Nat Genet. Apr;37(4):353-5. (PMID: 15793586)

O'Brien LL, Albee AJ, Liu L, Tao W, Dobrzyn P, Lizarraga SB, Wiese C. (2005). The Xenopus TACC homologue, maskin, functions in mitotic spindle assembly. Molecular Biology of the Cell Jun;16(6):2836-47. PMCID: PMC1142428.

Lizarraga SB, Zheng Y, Wilde AR. (2002). Characterization of the effect of RanGTP on the microtubule cytoskeleton in GTPase protocols: The Ras superfamily. Methods Mol Biol. 189:247-60. Edited by E. J.Manser and T. Leung, Humana Press Inc. Totowa NJ. (PMID: 12094591)

Wilde A*, Lizarraga SB*, Zhang L, Wiese C, Gliksman NR, Walczak CE, Zheng Y. (2001). Ran stimulates spindle assembly by altering microtubule dynamics and the balance of motor activities. Nat Cell Biol. Mar;3(3):221-7. (PMID: 11231570) *both authors contributed equally to this work

Gunawardane RN, Lizarraga SB, Wiese C, Wilde A, Zheng Y (2000). -tubulin complexes and their role in microtubule nucleation in centrosome in cell replication and early development. Curr Top Dev Biol. 49:55-73 (PMID: 11005014)

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