Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health

Elisa Monzon-Casanova

Elisa graduated from the University of Barcelona, Spain, in 2005 with a M.Sc. in Biology, with the specialisation in Sanitary Biology. In 2006 she continued her studies with a Master in Experimental Biology granted by the University of Barcelona, but carried out in Germany, working on rat non-classical MHC II molecules. She received her PhD in Immunology from the University of Würzburg, Germany, where she stayed one additional year as a postdoctoral scientist. During her PhD she worked on the characterization and identification of iNKT cells in the rat in the laboratory of Thomas Herrmann. She joined Martin Turner’s group in 2012 as a postdoctoral scientist to investigate the role of PTB proteins in the immune system in collaboration with Chris Smith from the Biochemistry Department of the University of Cambridge.

Latest Publications

The RNA-binding proteins Zfp36l1 and Zfp36l2 act redundantly in myogenesis.

Bye-A-Jee H, Pugazhendhi D, Woodhouse S

Skeletal muscle
8 2044-5040:37 (2018)

PMID: 30526691

Translational repression of pre-formed cytokine-encoding mRNA prevents chronic activation of memory T cells.

Salerno F, Engels S, van den Biggelaar M

Nature immunology
1529-2916: (2018)

PMID: 29988089

Antigen phagocytosis by B cells is required for a potent humoral response.

Martínez-Riaño A, Bovolenta ER, Mendoza P

EMBO reports
1469-3178: (2018)

PMID: 29987136

Uncovering the Role of RNA-Binding Proteins in Gene Expression in the Immune System.

Díaz-Muñoz MD, Turner M

Frontiers in immunology
9 1664-3224:1094 (2018)

PMID: 29875770

Genome-wide Analyses Identify KIF5A as a Novel ALS Gene.

Nicolas A, Kenna KP, Renton AE

Neuron
97 1097-4199:1268-1283.e6 (2018)

PMID: 29566793

The RNA-binding protein PTBP1 is necessary for B cell selection in germinal centers.

Monzón-Casanova E, Screen M, Díaz-Muñoz MD

Nature immunology
1529-2916: (2018)

PMID: 29358707

RNA-binding proteins control gene expression and cell fate in the immune system.

Turner M, Díaz-Muñoz MD

Nature immunology
1529-2916: (2018)

PMID: 29348497

Tia1 dependent regulation of mRNA subcellular location and translation controls p53 expression in B cells.

Díaz-Muñoz MD, Kiselev VY, Novère NL

Nature communications
8 2041-1723:530 (2017)

PMID: 28904350

RNA-binding protein ZFP36L1 maintains posttranscriptional regulation of bile acid metabolism.

Tarling EJ, Clifford BL, Cheng J

The Journal of clinical investigation
1558-8238: (2017)

PMID: 28891815

Characterization of the B Cell Transcriptome Bound by RNA-Binding Proteins with iCLIP.

Díaz-Muñoz MD, Monzón-Casanova E, Turner M

Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)
1623 1940-6029:159-179 (2017)

PMID: 28589356

Maintenance of the marginal-zone B cell compartment specifically requires the RNA-binding protein ZFP36L1.

Newman R, Ahlfors H, Saveliev A

Nature immunology
1529-2916: (2017)

PMID: 28394372