Julia Quintana

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
60 Prescott St.
Room 4012, Gateway Park
Worcester, MA 01605
phone: 508-831-5731

I completed my undergraduate degree in Biology at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. For my PhD studies, I joined the laboratory of Forest Biotechnology - Center of Plant Biotechnology and Genomics at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Spain where I studied the genetic structure and diversity of Sweet chestnut, Castanea sativa.
I joined José Argüello’s lab to acquire experience in cellular/molecular approaches taking advantage of tractable simple models. Now, I am using system biology methods to identify the interplay of various elements in the bacterial copper homeostasis. In parallel, I am doing transport assays to characterize novel metal transporters.
Argüello JM, Patel SJ, Quintana J (2016) Bacterial Cu+-ATPases: models for molecular structure–function studies. Metallomics 10.1039/C6MT00089D

Quintana J, Contreras A, Merino I, Vinuesa A, Orozco G. Ovalle F, Gómez L (2015) Genetic characterization of chestnut (Castanea sativa Mill.) orchards and traditional nut varieties in El Bierzo a glacial refuge and major cultivation site in northwestern (Spain). Tree Genetics and Genomes 11: 826.

Chen H, Quintana J, Kovalchuk A, Ubhayasekera W, Asiegbu FO (2015) A cerato-platanin-like protein HaCPL2 from Heterobasidion annosum sensu stricto induces cell death in Nicotiana tabacum and Pinus sylvestris. Fungal Genetics and Biology 84: 41-45.