Gabriel Castrillo
  • Department of Plant Molecular Genetics, Centro Nacional de Biotecnología, Spain
Research fields
  • Plant science
Personal information


Ph.D. in Biology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, 2009

Current position

Post Doctoral Researcher in the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (01/2014-present)


  1. Castrillo, G., Sanchez-Bermejo, E., de Lorenzo, L., Crevillen, P., Fraile-Escanciano, A., Tc, M., Mouriz, A., Catarecha, P., Sobrino-Plata, J., Olsson, S., Leo Del Puerto, Y., Mateos, I., Rojo, E., Hernandez, L. E., Jarillo, J. A., Pineiro, M., Paz-Ares, J. and Leyva, A. (2013). WRKY6 transcription factor restricts arsenate uptake and transposon activation in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 25(8): 2944-2957.
  2. Lanza, M.*, Garcia-Ponce, B.*, Castrillo, G.*, Catarecha, P.*, Sauer, M., Rodriguez-Serrano, M., Paez-Garcia, A., Sanchez-Bermejo, E., T, C. M., Leo del Puerto, Y., Sandalio, L. M., Paz-Ares, J. and Leyva, A. (2012). Role of actin cytoskeleton in brassinosteroid signaling and in its integration with the auxin response in plants. Dev Cell 22(6): 1275-1285. (*First authors)
  3. Castrillo, G., Turck, F., Leveugle, M., Lecharny, A., Carbonero, P., Coupland, G., Paz-Ares, J. and Onate-Sanchez, L. (2011). Speeding cis-trans regulation discovery by phylogenomic analyses coupled with screenings of an arrayed library of Arabidopsis transcription factors. PLoS One 6(6): e21524.
  4. Bustos, R., Castrillo, G., Linhares, F., Puga, M. I., Rubio, V., Perez-Perez, J., Solano, R., Leyva, A. and Paz-Ares, J. (2010). A central regulatory system largely controls transcriptional activation and repression responses to phosphate starvation in Arabidopsis. PLoS Genet 6(9): e1001102.
  5. Ramos, P. L., Fuentes, A. D., Quintana, Q., Castrillo, G., Guevara-Gonzalez, R. G., Peral, R., Rivera-Bustamante, R. F. and Pujol, M. (2004). Identification of the minimal sequence required for vascular-specific activity of Tomato mottle Taino virus Replication-associated protein promoter in transgenic plants. Virus Res 102(2): 125-132
  6. Gutierrez, O. A., Salas, E., Hernandez, Y., Lissi, E. A., Castrillo, G., Reyes, O., Garay, H., Aguilar, A., Garcia, B., Otero, A., Chavez, M. A. and Duarte, C. A. (2002). An immunoenzymatic solid-phase assay for quantitative determination of HIV-1 protease activity. Anal Biochem 307(1): 18-24.
  7. Ramos, P., Fernández, A., Castrillo, G., Diaz, L., Echemendía, A., Fuentes, A., Peral, R., Pujol, M., Ascencio-Ibanez, J. and Rivera-Bustamante, R. (2002). Macroptilium yellow mosaic virus, a new begomovirus infecting Macroptilium lathyroides in Cuba. Plant Disease 86(9): 1049-1049.
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