stem cells in their environment

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miguel bernabé rubio




EMBO Postdoctoral Fellow


  • 2013-2017 - PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biomedicine and Biotechnology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain. Defense of thesis entitled "Mechanism of primary ciliogenesis by polarized epihelial cells".
  • 2013 - BSc Biology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)
  • 2011 - MSc Biotechnology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)
  • 2010 - BSc Biochemistry, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)

research project title

Unravelling the molecular mechanisms of dedifferentiation in epidermal cells

core expertise

  • Cell polarity
  • Primary ciliogenesis
  • 3D time-series confocal microscopy
  • Molecular biology techniques
  • Wound healing
  • Oral cancer biology


[Full PubMed list]

  • A model for primary cilium biogenesis by polarized epithelial cells: Role of the midbody remnant and associated specialized membranes. Labat-de-Hoz- L, Rubio-Ramos A, Casares-Arias J, Bernabe-Rubio M, Correas I, and Alonso MA. 2021; Front Cell Dev Biol (8); 622918. PMID: 33585461 [Pubmed]
  • Adaptative lipid immiscibility and membrane remodeling are active functional determinants of primary ciliogenesis. Bernabé-Rubio M, Bosch-Fortea M, García E, Bernardino de la Serna J, and Alonso MA. 2020; Small Methods, 5, 2000711,
  • Midbody remnant inheritance is regulated by the ESCRT subunit CHMP4C. Casares-Arias J, Ujué-Gonzalez M, San Paulo A, Ventimiglia LN, Sadler JBA, Miguez DG, Labat-de-Hoz L, Rubio-Ramos A, Rangel L, Bernabé-Rubio M, Fernández-Barrera J, Correas I, Martín-Serrano J, and Alonso MA. 2019; iScience 23 (6): 101244. PMID: 32629610 [Pubmed]
  • Caveolin-1α regulates primary cilium length by controlling RhoA GTPase activity. Rangel L, Bernabé-Rubio M, Fernández-Barrera J, Casares-Arias J, Millan J, Alonso MA, and Correas I. 2019; Sci Rep 9 (1), 1116. PMID: 30718762 [Pubmed]
  • Coordination of microtubule acetylation and the actin cytoskeleton by the formin INF2. Fernández-Barrera J, Bernabé-Rubio M, Casares-Arias J, Rangel L, Fernandez-Martin L, Correas I, and Alonso MA. J Cell Biol. 2018;217(3):929-944. PMID: 29321169 [PubMed]
  • Routes and machinery of primary cilium biogenesis. Bernabé-Rubio M and Alonso MA. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2017;74,4077-4095. PMID: 28624967 [PubMed]
  • Physical removal of the midbody remnant from epithelial cells using take-up by suction pressure (TUSP). Bernabé-Rubio M, Gershlick DC, and Alonso MA. Bio Protoc. 2017;7(8):e2244.
  • Novel role for the midbody in primary ciliogenesis by polarized epithelial cells. Bernabé-Rubio M, Andrés G, Casares-Arias J, Fernández-Barrera J, Rangel L, Reglero-Real N, Gershlick DC, Fernández JJ, Millán J, Correas I, Míguez DG, and Alonso MA. J. Cell Biol. 2016;214(3),259-273. PMID: 27458130 [PubMed]
  • The MAL protein is crucial for proper membrane condensation, which is required for primary cilium elongation. Reales E*, Bernabé-Rubio M*, Casares-Arias J, Rentero C, Fernández-Barrera J, Rangel L, Correas I, Enrich C, Andrés G, and Alonso MA. J. Cell Sci. 2015;128,2261-2270. *Equal contribution PMID: 25967552 [PubMed]
  • MYADM controls endothelial barrier function through ERM-dependent regulation of ICAM-1 expression. Aranda JF, Reglero-Real N, Marcos-Ramiro B, Ruiz-Saénz A, Fernández-Martín L, Bernabé-Rubio M, Kremer L, Ridley AJ, Correas I, Alonso MA, and Millán J. Mol. Biol. Cell. 2012;24,483-494.
  • MYADM, a member of the MAL protein family, regulates Rac1 targeting to membrane rafts and cell migration. Aranda JF, Reglero-Real N, Marcos-Ramiro B, Ruiz-Saénz A, Bernabé-Rubio M, Correas I, Alonso MA, and Millán J. Book: Hot Topics in Cell Biology. 2012;1.3, 36-42. PMID: 23264465 [PubMed]