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Juan M. Escobar-Restrepo


Ph.D., University of Zurich, Institute of Plant Biology, Zurich, Switzerland, 2007

Current position

Senior Research Associate, Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland (2007- present)


  1. Haag, A., Gutierrez, P., Buhler, A., Walser, M., Yang, Q., Langouet, M., Kradolfer, D., Frohli, E., Herrmann, C. J., Hajnal, A. and Escobar-Restrepo, J. M. (2014). An in vivo EGF receptor localization screen in C. elegans Identifies the Ezrin homolog ERM-1 as a temporal regulator of signaling. PLoS Genet 10(5): e1004341.
  2. Skorobogata, O., Escobar-Restrepo, J. M. and Rocheleau, C. E. (2014). An AGEF-1/Arf GTPase/AP-1 ensemble antagonizes LET-23 EGFR basolateral localization and signaling during C. elegans vulva induction. PLoS Genet 10(10): e1004728.
  3. Escobar-Restrepo, J. M. and Hajnal, A. (2014). An intimate look at LET-23 EGFR trafficking in the vulval cells of live C. elegans larva. Worm: e965605.
  4. Escobar-Restrepo, J. M., Huck, N., Kessler, S., Gagliardini, V., Gheyselinck, J., Yang, W. C. and Grossniklaus, U. (2007). The FERONIA receptor-like kinase mediates male-female interactions during pollen tube reception. Science 317(5838): 656-660.
  5. Spillane, C., Schmid, K. J., Laoueille-Duprat, S., Pien, S., Escobar-Restrepo, J. M., Baroux, C., Gagliardini, V., Page, D. R., Wolfe, K. H. and Grossniklaus, U. (2007). Positive darwinian selection at the imprinted MEDEA locus in plants. Nature 448(7151): 349-352.
  6. Spillane, C., Baroux, C., Escobar-Restrepo, J. M., Page, D. R., Laoueille, S. and Grossniklaus, U. (2004). Transposons and tandem repeats are not involved in the control of genomic imprinting at the MEDEA locus in Arabidopsis. Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol 69: 465-475.

Protocols by Juan M. Escobar-Restrepo
  1. FRAP Analysis of LET-23::GFP in the Vulval Epithelial Cells of Living Caenorhabditis elegans Larvae