Elisa Villalobos

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Centre for Cardiovascular Science

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The Queen's Medical Research Institute,
Edinburgh BioQuarter,
47 Little France Crescent,

Post code
EH16 4TJ

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Conference details

  • Villalobos E, Criollo A, Schiattarella GG, Altamirano F, Gillette TG, Lavandero S, Hill JA.   Polycystin-1 and Primary cilia participate in cardiac fibrogenesis. Celebration 25th Woman in Science and Medicine, UT Southewestern Medical Center. Dallas, Texas, USA. February 8th, 2018 [Poster]
  • Villalobos E, Criollo A, Schiattarella GG, Altamirano F, Gillette TG, Lavandero S, Hill JA.  Primary cilia participate in cardiac fibrogenesis. Keystone Symposia-Heart Failure: Crossing the Translational Divide. Keystone, Colorado, USA. January 17th, 2018 [Poster]
  • Villalobos E, Hill JA, Diaz-Araya G, Criollo A, Lavandero S. Primary cilia as mechanosensors in the heart. LIº  Chilean Congress of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery. Viña del Mar, Chile. November, 2014. [Oral presentation]
  • Villalobos E, Hill JA, Diaz-Araya G, Criollo A, Lavandero S. Primary cilia as mechanosensors in the heart. XXXVII Annual Meeting of Chilean Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Puerto Varas, Chile. September, 2014. [Oral presentation]
  • Rocha G, Villalobos E, Villarroel P, Fuentes C, Reyes M, Cifuentes M. Proliferation and intracellular signaling of calcium sensing receptor in LS14 human preadipocytes. XXV Congress of Chilean Society of Endocrinology and Diabetes. Punta Arenas, Chile. November, 2014.
  • Villalobos E, Rocha G, Fuentes C, Cifuentes M. Effect of calcium sensing receptor (CaSR) on human preadipocyte proliferation: possible signaling pathways involved. 4th International Summer Course in Cell Biology-Institut Curie. Valdivia, Chile. January, 2014.
  • Cifuentes M, Villarroel P, Villalobos E, Tobar N, Reyes M. Inflammatory signal-associated calcium sensing receptor activation in preadipose cells: effect on adipogenesis. 2nd International Conference on Immunometabolism: Molecular and Cellular Immunology of Metabolism. Rodas, Greece. September, 2013.
  • Villalobos E, Reyes M, Subramanian V, Ferrante A. Neutrophils: an emerging player in the inflammatory process associated with obesity. XVI Congress of Latin American Society of Nutrition. La Habana, Cuba. November, 2012. [Oral presentation]
  • Cifuentes M, Villalobos E, Reyes M. Activation of calcium sensing receptor in adipose tissue and human adipose cells elevates the expression of proinflammatory factors. 30th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Obesity Society. San Antonio, Texas, USA. September, 2012.
  • Villalobos E, Fuentes C, Acevedo I, Reyes M, Cifuentes M. Activation of calcium sensing receptor (CaSR) increases the expression of proinflammatory factors in adipose tissue and human adipose cells. XIX Congress of Chilean Society of Nutrition, Bromatology and Toxicology. Coquimbo, Chile. November, 2011.
  • Villalobos E, Cifuentes M. Calcium sensing receptor and inflammation in adiposes cells. Congress of Young Science, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of Chile. Santiago, Chile. September, 2011.
  • Villalobos E, Criollo A, Schiattarella GG, Altamirano F, French KM, May HI, Jiang N, Nguyen NUN, Romero D, Roa JC, García L, Diaz-Araya G, Morselli E, Ferdous A, Conway SJ, Sadek HA, Gillette TG, Lavandero S, Hill JA. Fibroblast Primary Cilia are Required for Cardiac Fibrosis. Circulation. 2019 Mar 1; 139:2342-2357 . Citations: 1
  • Schiattarella GG, Altamirano F, Tong D, French KM, Villalobos E, Kim SY, Luo X, Jiang N, May HI, Wang ZV, Hill TM, Mammen PA, Huang J, Lee DI, Hahn VS, Sharma K, Kass DA, Lavandero S, Gillette TG, Hill JA. Nitrosative stress drives heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Nature. 568:351-356, 2019. Citations: 4
  • Altamirano F, Schiattarella GG, French KM, Kim SY, Engelberger F, Kyrychenko S, Villalobos E, Tong D, Schneider JW, Ramirez-Sarmiento CA, Lavandero S, Gillette TG, JA. Polycystin-1 assembles with Kv channels to govern cardiomyocyte repolarization and contractility. Circulation [in press, 2019]. Citations: 0
  • Cao D, Schiattarella GG, Villalobos E, Jiang N, Li T, Chen ZJ, Gillette TG, Hill JA. cGAS-mediated DNA Sensing Governs Myocardial Ischemic Injury by Promoting Macrophage Transformation. Circulation. 2018 Jun 12;137:2613–2634. Citations: 17
  • Criollo A, Altamirano F, Pedrozo Z, Schiattarella GG, Li DL, Rivera-Mejías P, Sotomayor-Flores C, Parra V, Villalobos E, Battiprolu PK, Jiang N, May HI, Morselli E, Somlo S, de Smedt H, Gillette TG, Lavandero S, Hill JA. Polycystin-2-dependent control of cardiomyocyte autophagy. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2018 May;118:110-121. Citations: 5
  • Navarro-Marquez M, Torrealba N, Troncoso R, Vásquez-Trincado C, Rodriguez M, Morales P, Villalobos E, Eura Y, Garcia L, Chiong M, Klip A, Jaimovich E, Kokame K, Lavandero S. Herpud1 impacts on insulin-dependent glucose uptake in skeletal muscle by controlling the Ca2+-calcineurin-Akt axis. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2018 May;1864(5 Pt A):1653-1662. Citations: 1
  • Torrealba N, Navarro-Marquez M, Garrido V, Pedrozo Z, Romero D, Eura Y, Villalobos E, Roa JC, Chiong M, Kokame K, Lavandero S. Herpud1 negatively regulates pathological cardiac hypertrophy by inducing IP3 receptor degradation. Sci Rep. 2017 Oct 17;7(1):13402. Citations: 3
  • Rocha G, Villalobos E, Fuentes C, Villarroel P, Reyes M, Díaz X, Mattar P, Cifuentes M. Preadipocyte proliferation is elevated by calcium sensing receptor activation. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2015, Sep 5;412:251-6. Citations: 18
  • Villarroel P, Villalobos E, Reyes M, Cifuentes M. Calcium, obesity and the role of the calcium sensing receptor. Nutr Rev. 2014 Oct;72(10):627-37. Citations: 29
  • Vio F, González C, Villalobos E, Lera L, Salinas J. Feeding habits and lifestyles of male construction workers. Rev. méd. Chile. 2014, Sep 142 (7):833-840. Citations: 1
  • Villarroel P, Reyes M, Fuentes C, Segovia MP, Tobar N, Villalobos E, Martínez J, Hugo E, Ben-Jonathan N, Cifuentes M. Adipogenic effect of calcium sensing receptor activation. Mol Cell Biochem. 2013 Dic 384(1-2):139-145. Citations: 11
  • Olivares S, Zacarías I, González CG, Villalobos E.  Development and validation process of food-based dietary guidelines for the chilean population. Rev Chil Nutr 40(3):262-8, 2013. Citations: 15
  • Cifuentes M, Fuentes C, Tobar N, Acevedo I, Villalobos E, Hugo E, Ben-Jonathan N, Reyes M. Calcium sensing receptor activation elevates proinflammatory factor expression in human adipose cells and adipose tissue. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2012 Sep 25;361(1-2):24-30. Citations: 37
  • 2019- Present    Editorial Board of Integrative Physiology as Review Editor for Frontiers in Physiology
  • 2019- Present    Peer-reviewer, Circulation.
  • 2019- Present    Peer-reviewer, Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
  • 2019- Present    Peer-reviewer, Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
  • 2018- Present    Peer- reviewer, Journal of Translational Medicine.
  • 2018- Present    Peer- reviewer, Cell Death and Disease.