Ernest Arenas Group


Ernest Arenas

Phone: 08-524 876 63
Organizational unit: Ernest Arenas group

Ernest Arenas profile page.

Recent Publications

Wnt5a regulates ventral midbrain morphogenesis and the development of A9-A10 dopaminergic cells in vivo.
Andersson E, Prakash N, Cajanek L, Minina E, Bryja V, Bryjova L, et al
PLoS ONE 2008 ;3(10):e3517

Beta-arrestin and casein kinase 1/2 define distinct branches of non-canonical WNT signalling pathways.
Bryja V, Schambony A, Cajánek L, Dominguez I, Arenas E, Schulte G
EMBO Rep. 2008 Dec;9(12):1244-50

Alpha-chemokines regulate proliferation, neurogenesis, and dopaminergic differentiation of ventral midbrain precursors and neurospheres.
Edman L, Mira H, Erices A, Malmersjö S, Andersson E, Uhlén P, et al
Stem Cells 2008 Jul;26(7):1891-900

Histone H2AX-dependent GABA(A) receptor regulation of stem cell proliferation.
Andäng M, Hjerling-Leffler J, Moliner A, Lundgren T, Castelo-Branco G, Nanou E, et al
Nature 2008 Jan;451(7177):460-4

Wnt5a-treated midbrain neural stem cells improve dopamine cell replacement therapy in parkinsonian mice.
Parish C, Castelo-Branco G, Rawal N, Tonnesen J, Sorensen A, Salto C, et al
J. Clin. Invest. 2008 Jan;118(1):149-60

Research group

Ernest Arenas Group Photo

Alena SalasovaPhD student
Carlos VillaescusaAssistant professor
Carmen SaltoSenior researcher
Chika YokotaSenior researcher
Daniel BergPostdoc
Daniel GyllborgResearch assistant on study grant
Dawei ZhangPostdoc
Enrique ToledoPostdoc
Ernest ArenasProfessor
Kaneyasu NishimuraSenior researcher
Pia RivettiPostdoc
Shanzheng YangPhD student
Yabin WeiPostdoc

Post-doctoral Positions

Post-doctoral positions in some of the research areas of the Arenas laboratory are generally available in about one year.

Please, send your requests for positions by e-mail to

and include the following information:

  • CV with publications and research experience
  • A brief outline of research interests