University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, PhD

Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, PhD

Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, UCSF
Heather and Melanie Muss Endowed Chair, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Neurologic Oncology

Education

Physics, 1977-1978, Queens University, Kingston, Canada
UNAM, Mexico City, Licenciado, 1983, Bio-Medicine
Rockefeller University, Ph.D., 1988, Neurobiology
Rockefeller University, Postdoc, 1988-1989, Neurobiology
 


Professional Experience

  • 1983-1988
    Ph.D., Rockefeller University, New York
  • 1988-1989
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Rockefeller University
  • 1989-1992
    Assistant Professor, Rockefeller University
  • 1992-1994
    Assistant Professor/Head of Laboratory, Rockefeller University
  • 1994-2000
    Associate Professor/Head of Laboratory, Rockefeller University
  • 2000-2001
    Professor, Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2001-8/2003
    Stephen Muss Professor, Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco
  • 9/2003-present
    Heather and Melanie Muss Endowed Chair, Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco

Honors & Awards

  • 1983
    Medal Gavino Barreda -- Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
  • 1990
    First Award, The origin of new neurons in the adult avian brain
  • 1992
    Sinsheimer Award
  • 1994
    NIH-RO1 HD32116-01
  • 2000
    Jacob Javits Award, 2000/NIH Grant RO1 NS28478
  • 2001
    Brain Tumor Society. Are neural stem cells a source of brain tumors?
  • 2003
    NIH R01 HD032116-09. Origins of new neurons and glia in the postnatal brain
  • 2004
    Goldhirsh Foundation. Brain Tumor Research Grant 7/1/04 - 6/30/08.
  • 2006
    Catedra Santiago Grisolía, Spain. Lecture and Award
  • 2006
    "Académico Correspondiente Extranjero”. Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales. Spain
  • 2007
    Catedra Ramón y Cajal, Sociedad Española de Neurología, Spain
  • 2011
    Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research, Fundacíon Príncipe de Asturias, Spain. (Shared with Dr. Joseph Altman and Giacomo Rizzolatti)
  • 2017
    60th annual Faculty Research Lectureship (FRL) in Basic Science

Selected Publications

  1. Yulyaningsih E, Rudenko IA, Valdearcos M, Dahlén E, Vagena E, Chan A, Alvarez-Buylla A, Vaisse C, Koliwad SK, Xu AW. Acute Lesioning and Rapid Repair of Hypothalamic Neurons outside the Blood-Brain Barrier. Cell Rep. 2017 Jun 13; 19(11):2257-2271.
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  2. Larimer P, Spatazza J, Stryker MP, Alvarez-Buylla A, Hasenstaub AR. Development and long-term integration of MGE-lineage cortical interneurons in the heterochronic environment. J Neurophysiol. 2017 Mar 29; jn.00096.2017.
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  3. Mirzadeh Z, Kusne Y, Duran-Moreno M, Cabrales E, Gil-Perotin S, Ortiz C, Chen B, Garcia-Verdugo JM, Sanai N, Alvarez-Buylla A. Bi- and uniciliated ependymal cells define continuous floor-plate-derived tanycytic territories. Nat Commun. 2017 Jan 09; 8:13759.
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  4. Paredes MF, James D, Gil-Perotin S, Kim H, Cotter JA, Ng C, Sandoval K, Rowitch DH, Xu D, McQuillen PS, Garcia-Verdugo JM, Huang EJ, Alvarez-Buylla A. Extensive migration of young neurons into the infant human frontal lobe. Science. 2016 Oct 7; 354(6308).
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  5. Larimer P, Spatazza J, Espinosa JS, Tang Y, Kaneko M, Hasenstaub AR, Stryker MP, Alvarez-Buylla A. Caudal Ganglionic Eminence Precursor Transplants Disperse and Integrate as Lineage-Specific Interneurons but Do Not Induce Cortical Plasticity. Cell Rep. 2016 Jul 14.
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  6. Ohata S, Alvarez-Buylla A. Planar Organization of Multiciliated Ependymal (E1) Cells in the Brain Ventricular Epithelium. Trends Neurosci. 2016 Aug; 39(8):543-51.
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  7. Lindquist RA, Guinto CD, Rodas-Rodriguez JL, Fuentealba LC, Tate MC, Rowitch DH, Alvarez-Buylla A. Identification of proliferative progenitors associated with prominent postnatal growth of the pons. Nat Commun. 2016; 7:11628.
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  8. Lim DA, Alvarez-Buylla A. The Adult Ventricular-Subventricular Zone (V-SVZ) and Olfactory Bulb (OB) Neurogenesis. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2016; 8(5).
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  9. Paredes MF, Sorrells SF, Garcia-Verdugo JM, Alvarez-Buylla A. Brain size and limits to adult neurogenesis. J Comp Neurol. 2016 Feb 15; 524(3):646-64.
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  10. Tong CK, Fuentealba LC, Shah JK, Lindquist RA, Ihrie RA, Guinto CD, Rodas-Rodriguez JL, Alvarez-Buylla A. A Dorsal SHH-Dependent Domain in the V-SVZ Produces Large Numbers of Oligodendroglial Lineage Cells in the Postnatal Brain. Stem Cell Reports. 2015 Oct 13; 5(4):461-70.
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  11. Harwell CC, Fuentealba LC, Gonzalez-Cerrillo A, Parker PR, Gertz CC, Mazzola E, Garcia MT, Alvarez-Buylla A, Cepko CL, Kriegstein AR. Wide Dispersion and Diversity of Clonally Related Inhibitory Interneurons. Neuron. 2015 Sep 2; 87(5):999-1007.
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  12. Fuentealba LC, Rompani SB, Parraguez JI, Obernier K, Romero R, Cepko CL, Alvarez-Buylla A. Embryonic Origin of Postnatal Neural Stem Cells. Cell. 2015 Jun 18; 161(7):1644-55.
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  13. Vogt D, Wu PR, Sorrells SF, Arnold C, Alvarez-Buylla A, Rubenstein JL. Viral-mediated Labeling and Transplantation of Medial Ganglionic Eminence (MGE) Cells for In Vivo Studies. J Vis Exp. 2015; (98).
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  14. Fu Y, Kaneko M, Tang Y, Alvarez-Buylla A, Stryker MP. A cortical disinhibitory circuit for enhancing adult plasticity. Elife. 2015; 4:e05558.
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  15. Tang Y, Stryker MP, Alvarez-Buylla A, Espinosa JS. Cortical plasticity induced by transplantation of embryonic somatostatin or parvalbumin interneurons. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Dec 23; 111(51):18339-44.
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  16. Tate MC, Lindquist RA, Nguyen T, Sanai N, Barkovich AJ, Huang EJ, Rowitch DH, Alvarez-Buylla A. Postnatal growth of the human pons: a morphometric and immunohistochemical analysis. J Comp Neurol. 2015 Feb 15; 523(3):449-62.
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  17. Bayraktar OA, Fuentealba LC, Alvarez-Buylla A, Rowitch DH. Astrocyte development and heterogeneity. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2015 Jan; 7(1):a020362.
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  18. Lim DA, Alvarez-Buylla A. Adult neural stem cells stake their ground. Trends Neurosci. 2014 Oct; 37(10):563-71.
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  19. Alvarez-Buylla A. Yoshiki Sasai (1962-2014). Nature. 2014 Sep 4; 513(7516):34.
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  20. Tong CK, Han YG, Shah JK, Obernier K, Guinto CD, Alvarez-Buylla A. Primary cilia are required in a unique subpopulation of neural progenitors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Aug 26; 111(34):12438-43.
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