Ximena Ibarra-Soria | PhD Student

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Ibarra-Soria, Ximena

I research the expression of olfactory receptor genes that allow animals to detect odorants and smell. I am interested in understanding why every individual smells the world differently.

I use transcriptomics to characterise the expression of the olfactory receptor genes in different genetic backgrounds and environmental conditions.This is enabling me to understand how these differences lead to the creation of a nose that is unique for each individual, with particular sensing characteristics.

Publications

  • The olfactory transcriptomes of mice.

    Ibarra-Soria X, Levitin MO, Saraiva LR and Logan DW

    PLoS genetics 2014;10;9;e1004593

  • The genomic basis of vomeronasal-mediated behaviour.

    Ibarra-Soria X, Levitin MO and Logan DW

    Mammalian genome : official journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society 2014;25;1-2;75-86

  • Hierarchical deconstruction of mouse olfactory sensory neurons: from whole mucosa to single-cell RNA-seq.

    Saraiva LR, Ibarra-Soria X, Khan M, Omura M, Scialdone A et al.

    Scientific reports 2015;5;18178

  • Detection of pup odors by non-canonical adult vomeronasal neurons expressing an odorant receptor gene is influenced by sex and parenting status.

    Nakahara TS, Cardozo LM, Ibarra-Soria X, Bard AD, Carvalho VM et al.

    BMC biology 2016;14;1;12

  • Cyclic Regulation of Sensory Perception by a Female Hormone Alters Behavior.

    Dey S, Chamero P, Pru JK, Chien MS, Ibarra-Soria X et al.

    Cell 2015;161;6;1334-44

  • The olfactory transcriptomes of mice.

    Ibarra-Soria X, Levitin MO, Saraiva LR and Logan DW

    PLoS genetics 2014;10;9;e1004593

  • The genomic basis of vomeronasal-mediated behaviour.

    Ibarra-Soria X, Levitin MO and Logan DW

    Mammalian genome : official journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society 2014;25;1-2;75-86

  • Context-dependent individualization of nucleotides and virtual genomic hybridization allow the precise location of human SNPs.

    Reyes J, Gómez-Romero L, Ibarra-Soria X, Palacios-Flores K, Arriola LR et al.

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2011;108;37;15294-9

Ibarra-Soria, Ximena
Ximena's Timeline
2015

PhD awarded, University of Cambridge.

2011

Started PhD at Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

BSc in Genomic Sciences awarded, UNAM Mexico.