Dr.Aliaga is currently working at Imperial College London. She has received Dphil degree from Oxford University, UK.She is specialized in Neurobiology, Metabolism.Her research interests are Gastrointestinal signalling, appetite regulation, Drosophila melanogaster, enteric nervous system, nutrient sensing, digestive physiology. She has received La Caixa-British Council award, UAB Prize for the best academic record, Spanish Ministry of Education and Science prize: best national academic record, Spanish Ministry of Education and Science studentship.
Her publications are as follows:
Linneweber GA, Jacobson J, Busch KE, Hudry B, Christov CP, Dormann D, Yuan M, Otani T, Knust E, de Bono M, Miguel-Aliaga I (2014) Neuronal control of metabolism through nutrient-dependent modulation of tracheal branching. Cell. In press.
Lemaitre B, Miguel-Aliaga I (2013) The digestive tract of Drosophila melanogaster. Ann Rev Genet Sep 6.
Cognigni P, Bailey AP, Miguel-Aliaga I (2012) Enteric neurons and systemic signals couple nutritional and reproductive status with intestinal homeostasis. Cell Metabolism. 13(1):92-104.
Talsma AD, Christov, CP, Terriente-Felix A, Linneweber GA, Perea D, Wayland M, Shafer OT, Miguel-Aliaga I (2012) Remote control of renal physiology by the intestinal neuropeptide pigment-dispersing factor in drosophila. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109(30): 12177-82.
Miguel-Aliaga I (2012) Nerveless and gutsy: intestinal nutrient sensing from invertebrates to humans. Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology 23(6): 614-620.
Miguel-Aliaga I, Thor S, Gould AP (2008) Postmitotic specification of Drosophila insulinergic neurons from pioneer neurons. PLoS Biol. 6(3):e58.