Dr. Nara Muraro

Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, University of Warwick, United Kingdom (2000-2005). Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom (2005-2007) and the University of Manchester, United Kingdom (2007-2010). In 2010 she returned to Argentina as a researcher for the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), and worked at the Behavioral Genetics Laboratory, Leloir Instituter (2010-2014). In 2014 she joined the Neuroscience area of IBioBA, where she was the Project Leader of the Neurobiology of Sleep project. Since 2021 she was selected to become Group Leader.

Selected publications

  • Fernandez-Chiappe F; Frenkel L; Colque CC; Ricciuti A; Hahm B; Cerredo K; Muraro NI*; Ceriani MF*.
    High frequency neuronal bursting is essential for circadian and sleep behaviors in Drosophila.
    The Journal of Neuroscience  41:689-710 (2021).
  • Fernandez-Chiappe F, Hermann-Luibl C, Peteranderl A, Reinhard N, Senthilan PR, Hieke M, Selcho M, Yoshii T, Shafer OT, Muraro NI*, Helfrich-Förster C*.
    Dopamine signaling in wake promoting clock neurons is not required for the normal regulation of sleep in Drosophila.
    The Journal of Neuroscience 40:9617–9633 (2020).
  • Herrero A; Yoshii T; Colque CC; Veenstra JA; Muraro NI; Ceriani MF.
    Coupling neuropeptide levels to structural plasticity in Drosophila clock neurons.
    Current Biology 30:1–13 (2020).
  • Lia Frenkel, Nara I. Muraro, Andrea N. Beltrán González, María S. Marcora, Guillermo Bernabó, Christiane Hermann-Luibl, Juan I. Romero, Charlotte Helfrich-Förster, Eduardo M. Castaño, Cristina Marino-Busjle, Daniel J. Calvo, M. Fernanda Ceriani.
    Organization of Circadian Behavior Relies on Glycinergic Transmission.
    Cell Reports 19:72–85 (2017)
  • Muraro, N.I.; Ceriani, M.F.
    Acetylcholine from Visual Circuits Modulates the Activity of Arousal Neurons in Drosophila.
    The Journal of Neuroscience 35:16315-16327 (2015)
  • Muraro NI, Pírez N, Ceriani MF
    The Circadian system: Plasticity at many levels.
    Neuroscience 247C:280-293 (2013)
  • Driscoll H, Muraro NI and Baines RA.
    Pumilio-2 regulates translation of Nav1.6 to mediate homeostasis of membrane excitability
    J. Neurosci 33:9644-54 (2013)
  • Depetris-Chauvin A, Berni J, Aranovich EJ, Muraro NI, Beckwith EJ, Ceriani MF.
    Adult-specific electrical silencing of pacemaker neurons uncouples molecular oscillator from circadian outputs.
    Current Biology 21(21):1783-93 (2011)
  • Muraro NI, Stacey SM, Peco E, Labbé A, Thomas GB, Baines RA, van Meyel DJ.
    Drosophila Glial Glutamate Transporter Eaat1 is Regulated by Fringe-mediated Notch signaling and is Essential for Larval Locomotion.
    J Neurosci 30(43):14446-57 (2010)
  • Lin WH, Wright DE, Muraro NI, Baines RA.
    Alternative splicing in the voltage-gated sodium channel DmNav regulates activation, inactivation and persistent current.
    J Neurophysiol 102(3):1994-2006 (2009)
  • Muraro NI, Weston AJ, Gerber AP, Luschnig S, Moffat KG, Baines RA.
    Pumilio binds para mRNA and requires Nanos and Brat to regulate sodium current in Drosophila motoneurons.
    J Neurosci 28(9):2099-109 (2008)
  • Muraro NI and Moffat KG.
    Down-regulation of torp4a, encoding the Drosophila homologue of torsinA, results in increased neuronal degeneration.
    J Neurobiol 66(12):1338-53 (2006)
  • Ferrari CC, Depino AM, Prada F, Muraro N, Campbell S, Podhajcer O, Perry VH, Anthony DC, Pitossi FJ
    Reversible demyelination, blood-brain barrier breakdown, and pronounced neutrophil recruitment induced by chronic IL-1 expression in the brain.
    Am J Pathol 165(5):1827-37 (2004)