Loza-Coll M.A., Jones D.L. Simultaneous control of stemness and differentiation by the transcription factor Escargot in adult stem cells: How can we tease them apart? Fly (Austin). 2016 Apr 2;10(2):53-9.

Loza-Coll MA, Southall TD, Sandall SL, Brand AH and Jones DL. Regulation of Drosophila intestinal stem cell maintenance and differentiation by the transcription factor Escargot. EMBO J. 2014 Dec 17;33(24):2983-96

Korzelius J, Naumann SK, Loza-Coll MA, Chan JS, Dutta D, Oberheim J, Gläßer C, Southall TD, Brand AH, Jones DL, Edgar BA. (2014) Escargot maintains stemness and suppresses differentiation in Drosophila intestinal stem cells. EMBO J. 2014 Dec 17;33(24):2967-82.

Voog J, Sandall SL, Hime GR, Resende LP, Loza-Coll M, Aslanian A, Yates JR III, Hunter T, Fuller MT, Jones DL. Escargot restricts niche cell to stem cell conversion in the Drosophila testis. Cell Rep. 2014 May 8;7(3):722-34.

Solek CM, Oliveri P, Loza-Coll M, Schrankel CS, Ho EC, Wang G, Rast JP. An ancient role for Gata-1/2/3 and Scl transcription factor homologs in the development of immunocytes. Dev Biol. 2013 Oct 1;382(1):280-92.

Toledano H, D’Alterio C, Loza-Coll M & D Leanne Jones (2012). Dual fluorescence detection of protein and RNA in Drosophila tissues. Nature Protocols 2012 Oct; 7(10):1808-17.

Rast JP, Smith LC, Loza-Coll M, Hibino T, Litman GW (2006).  Genomic insights into the immune system of the sea urchin. Science. Nov 10;314(5801):952-6.

Sea Urchin Genome Sequencing Consortium (2006).  The genome of the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus. Science. Nov 10;314(5801):941-52.

Hibino T*, Loza-Coll M*, Messier C, Majeske AJ, Cohen AH, Terwilliger DP, Buckley KM, Brockton V, Nair SV, Berney K, Fugmann SD, Anderson MK, Pancer Z, Cameron RA, Smith LC, Rast JP (2006).  The immune gene repertoire encoded in the purple sea urchin genome. Dev Biol. Dec 1;300(1):349-65.  [* equal contribution]

Bradham CA, Foltz KR, Beane WS, Arnone MI, Rizzo F, Coffman JA, Mushegian A, Goel M, Morales J, Geneviere AM, Lapraz F, Robertson AJ, Kelkar H, Loza-Coll M, Townley IK, Raisch M, Roux MM, Lepage T, Gache C, McClay DR, Manning G (2006).  The sea urchin kinome: a first look. Dev Biol. Dec 1;300(1):180-93.

Lapraz F, Röttinger E, Duboc V, Range R, Duloquin L, Walton K, Wu SY, Bradham C, Loza Coll MA, Hibino T, Wilson K, Poustka A, McClay D, Angerer L, Gache C, Lepage T (2006).  RTK and TGF-beta signaling pathways genes in the sea urchin genome.  Dev Biol. Dec 1;300(1):132-52.

Van Slyke P, Coll ML, Master Z, Kim H, Filmus J, Dumont DJ (2005).  Dok-R mediates attenuation of epidermal growth factor-dependent mitogen-activated protein kinase and Akt activation through processive recruitment of c-Src and Csk. Mol Cell Biol 25(9):3831-41.Loza-Coll MA, Perera S §, Shi W, Filmus J (2005). A transient increase in the activity of Src-family kinases induced by cell detachment delays anoikis of intestinal epithelial cells. Oncogene 24(10):1727-37. [§ undergraduate author]

Coll ML, Rosen K, Ladeda V, Filmus J (2002). Increased Bcl-xL expression mediates v-Src-induced resistance to anoikis in intestinal epithelial cells. Oncogene Apr 25;21(18):2908-13.

Rosen K, Loza Coll M, Li A, Filmus J (2001). Transforming growth factor-alpha prevents detachment-induced inhibition of c-Src kinase activity, Bcl-XL down-regulation, and apoptosis of intestinal epithelial cells. J Biol Chem Oct 5; 276(40):37273-9.

Copelli SB, Loza Coll MA, Bruno OD (1999). Absence of mutations in the p53 tumor suppressor gene in non-invasive Cushing adenomas. Medicina (B Aires) 59(5 Pt 1):459-62.

Loza Coll MA (1998). Behavioral responses of the common toad (Bufo arenarum) to external solutions of variable osmolarity. Development of an experimental model of aversive stimulation in the species. Honors Thesis, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Presentations at scientific meetings (CSUN work only)

21st Annual Student Research and Creative Works Symposium (CSUNmposium). Northridge, CA. Poster: Using thermal shocks as a model of chronic stress in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Diaz J, Tsoy V A and Loza-Coll MA.

21st Annual Student Research and Creative Works Symposium (CSUNmposium). Northridge, CA. Poster: Development of a Bioinformatic Analysis Program to Visualize Genomic Interactions From Public Datasets. Apodaca C, Halajyan A and Loza-Coll MA.

58th Annual Drosophila Research Conference (2017). San Diego, CA. Poster: A New Bioinformatics Tool to Integrate Data from Genome-wide Screens into Cytoscape Networks. Halajyan A, Apodaca C and Loza Coll MA.

58th Annual Drosophila Research Conference (2017). San Diego, CA. Poster: Exposing Adult Flies to Daily Intoxicating Doses of Ethanol Affects their Midgut Morphology and the Tolerance of their Progeny to the Drug. McPherson M, Bonilla M and Loza Coll MA.

29th CSUPERB Symposium (2017). Santa Clara, CA. Poster: Loss of genetic network robustness during aging. Halajyan A, Mazmanian A and Loza-Coll MA.

29th CSUPERB Symposium (2017). Santa Clara, CA. Poster: Repeated exposure of fruit flies to intoxicating doses of ethanol alters the initial response of their progeny to the drug. McPherson M, Bonilla M and Loza-Coll MA.

20th Annual Student Research and Creative Works Symposium (2016). Northridge, CA. Poster: Integrating public data to hypothesize new genetic interactions. Halajyan A, Mazmanian A and Loza-Coll MA.


Other Publications


Please do not eat the stem cells.
Nature Reports Stem Cells 27 August 2009 | doi:10.1038/stemcells.2009.116

On your (histone) marks…get set…go!
Nature Reports Stem Cells 25 June 2009 | doi:10.1038/stemcells.2009.87

Hints to making sperm in a dish.
Nature Reports Stem Cells 4 June 2009 | doi:10.1038/stemcells.2009.80

Cloned embryos can’t fool a womb.
Nature Reports Stem Cells 30 April 2009 | doi:10.1038/stemcells.2009.67

How tissue-specific stem cells keep their fate.
Nature Reports Stem Cells 2 April 2009 | doi:10.1038/stemcells.2009.50

Noncoding DNA copy number variation links to gene expression in stem cells.
Nature Reports Stem Cells 26 March 2009 | doi:10.1038/stemcells.2009.49



Piled too high.
Nature 486,431 (2012) | doi:10.1038/nj7403-431a

I speak a little maths.
Nature 478,1 (2011) | doi:10.1038/nj7368-1

Scientists for sale.
Nature 476,117 (2011) | doi:10.1038/nj7358-117a



Loza-Coll MA. Can we communicate with society if we can’t talk to each other?
Hypothesis – vol 8(1) | See the article

Loza-Coll MA & Assaily W. Technology vs. Evolution.
Hypothesis, vol 4(1) | See the article

Loza-Coll MA, Truong A and Jorge Filmus. Inhibition of SRC kinase activity does not restore sensitivity to anoikis in Ras-transformed intestinal epithelial cells.
Hypothesis, vol 1(1) | See the article

D’Alterio C & Loza-Coll MA. The homologous origin of analogous structures: A tale of an eye for an eye in evolutionary biology.
Hypothesis – vol 1(1) | See the article



Getting injured neurons to heal.
April 2009 | See the article

Dancing with a bird.
May 2009 | See the article

That two-faced estrogen receptor.
May 2009 | See the article

Research will do the rest.
July 2009 | See the article

Protein phosphorylation in stem cells.
August 2009 | See the article

Learnings on learning.
August 2009 | See the article

Heartbreak is spelled in our genes.
September 2009 | See the article