Margarita Parada Kusz

Hung Lab

Research Fellow


About Margarita Parada Kusz

Our lab is interested in uncovering the function of developmental regulatory genes through molecular and genetic analyses in the zebrafish. We study genes involved in specification and differentiation of neural cells and the networks that regulate their expression. We are currently working on the following projects: Development of the lateral line, Regeneration of the components of the lateralis system, Role of the innate immune system, and Applied projects.

  1. Paredes-Zúñiga S, Morales RA, Muñoz-Sánchez S, Muñoz-Montecinos C, Parada M, Tapia K, Rubilar C, Allende ML, Peña OA. CXCL12a/CXCR4b acts to retain neutrophils in caudal hematopoietic tissue and to antagonize recruitment to an injury site in the zebrafish larva. Immunogenetics 2017 Feb 20.

  2. 2013
  3. Reinchisi G, Parada M, Lois P, Oyanadel C, Shaughnessy R, Gonzalez A, Palma V. Sonic Hedgehog modulates EGFR dependent proliferation of neural stem cells during late mouse embryogenesis through EGFR transactivation. Front Cell Neurosci 2013; 7:166.

  4. 2012
  5. Benavente F, Pinto C, Parada M, Henríquez JP, Osses N. Bone morphogenetic protein 2 inhibits neurite outgrowth of motor neuron-like NSC-34 cells and up-regulates its type II receptor. J. Neurochem. 2012 Aug; 122(3):594-604.

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