Facundo Rodriguez Ayala
  • Departamento de Microbiología, Facultad de Ciencias Bioquímicas y Farmacéuticas, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina
Research focus
  • Microbiology
Personal information


Biochemist, "Juan A. Maza" University, Argentina, 2000

Current position

Postdoc, Department of Microbiology, National University of Rosario, Argentina


  1. Donato, V., Ayala, F. R., Cogliati, S., Bauman, C., Costa, J. G., Lenini, C. and Grau, R. (2017). Bacillus subtilis biofilm extends Caenorhabditis elegans longevity through downregulation of the insulin-like signalling pathway. Nat Commun 8: 14332.
  2. Rodriguez Ayala, F., Bauman, C., Bartolini, M., Saball, E., Salvarrey, M., Lenini, C., Cogliati, S., Strauch, M. and Grau, R. (2017). Transcriptional regulation of adhesive properties of Bacillus subtilis to extracellular matrix proteins through the fibronectin-binding protein YloA. Mol Microbiol 104(5): 804-821.
  3. Ayala, F. R., Bauman, C., Cogliati, S., Lenini, C., Bartolini, M. and Grau, R. (2017). Microbial flora, probiotics, Bacillus subtilis and the search for a long and healthy human longevity. Microb Cell 4(4): 133-136.
  4. Cogliati, S., Costa, J. G., Ayala, F. R., Donato, V. and Grau, R. (2016). Bacterial spores and its relatives as agents of mass destruction. J Bioterror Biodef 7:1.
  5. Rodriguez, F., Zanetti, M. N., Mayorga, L. S. and Tomes, C. N. (2012). Munc18-1 controls SNARE protein complex assembly during human sperm acrosomal exocytosis. J Biol Chem 287(52): 43825-43839.
  6. Rodriguez, F., Bustos, M. A., Zanetti, M. N., Ruete, M. C., Mayorga, L. S. and Tomes, C. N. (2011). alpha-SNAP prevents docking of the acrosome during sperm exocytosis because it sequesters monomeric syntaxin. PLoS One 6(7): e21925.
  7. Batiz, L. F., De Blas, G. A., Michaut, M. A., Ramirez, A. R., Rodriguez, F., Ratto, M. H., Oliver, C., Tomes, C. N., Rodriguez, E. M. and Mayorga, L. S. (2009). Sperm from hyh mice carrying a point mutation in alphaSNAP have a defect in acrosome reaction. PLoS One 4(3): e4963.
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