Rafael Romero, Ph.D.

Titles

Lecturer, Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology

Contact Information

Email
raromer@ucla.edu
Phone
Office Phone Number: (310) 825-8922
Address

Office Address:

Gonda, Ste 1320
695 Charles E. Young Drive South
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES

Publications

A selected list of publications:

Lichtenberg Nina T, Thompson Andrew B, Iguchi Martin Y, Evans Christopher J, Romero-Calderón Rafael   An Undergraduate Student-Led Neuroscience Outreach Program Shows Promise in Shifting Teen Attitudes About Drugs Mind, brain and education : the official journal of the International Mind, Brain, and Education Society, 2020; 14(4): 387-399.
Saravanapandian Vidya, Sparck Erin M, Cheng Karen Y, Yu Fei, Yaeger Courtney, Hu Terry, Suthana Nanthia, Romero-Calderón Rafael, Ghiani Cristina A, Evans Christopher J, Carpenter Ellen M, Ge Weihong   Quantitative assessments reveal improved neuroscience engagement and learning through outreach Journal of neuroscience research, 2019; 97(9): 1153-1162.
Romero-Calderón Rafael, O'Hare Elizabeth D, Suthana Nanthia A, Scott-Van Zeeland Ashley A, Rizk-Jackson Angela, Attar Aida, Madsen Sarah K, Ghiani Cristina A, Evans Christopher J, Watson Joseph B   Project brainstorm: using neuroscience to connect college students with local schools PLoS biology, 2012; 10(4): e1001310.
Brooks Elizabeth S, Greer Christina L, Romero-Calderón Rafael, Serway Christine N, Grygoruk Anna, Haimovitz Jasmine M, Nguyen Bac T, Najibi Rod, Tabone Christopher J, de Belle J Steven, Krantz David E   A putative vesicular transporter expressed in Drosophila mushroom bodies that mediates sexual behavior may define a neurotransmitter system Neuron, 2011; 72(2): 316-29.
Fei Hao, Chow Dawnis M, Chen Audrey, Romero-Calderón Rafael, Ong Wei S, Ackerson Larry C, Maidment Nigel T, Simpson Julie H, Frye Mark A, Krantz David E   Mutation of the Drosophila vesicular GABA transporter disrupts visual figure detection The Journal of experimental biology, 2010; 213(Pt 10): 1717-30.
Clark Ira E, Romero-Calderón Rafael, Olson John M, Jaworski Leslie, Lopatto David, Banerjee Utpal   "Deconstructing" scientific research: a practical and scalable pedagogical tool to provide evidence-based science instruction PLoS biology, 2009; 7(12): e1000264.
Simon Anne F, Daniels Richard, Romero-Calderón Rafael, Grygoruk Anna, Chang Hui-Yun, Najibi Rod, Shamouelian David, Salazar Evelyn, Solomon Mordecai, Ackerson Larry C, Maidment Nigel T, Diantonio Aaron, Krantz David E   Drosophila vesicular monoamine transporter mutants can adapt to reduced or eliminated vesicular stores of dopamine and serotonin Genetics, 2009; 181(2): 525-41.
Romero-Calderón Rafael, Uhlenbrock Guido, Borycz Jolanta, Simon Anne F, Grygoruk Anna, Yee Susan K, Shyer Amy, Ackerson Larry C, Maidment Nigel T, Meinertzhagen Ian A, Hovemann Bernhard T, Krantz David E   A glial variant of the vesicular monoamine transporter is required to store histamine in the Drosophila visual system PLoS genetics, 2008; 4(11): e1000245.
Romero-Calderón Rafael, Shome Ratula M, Simon Anne F, Daniels Richard W, DiAntonio Aaron, Krantz David E   A screen for neurotransmitter transporters expressed in the visual system of Drosophila melanogaster identifies three novel genes Developmental neurobiology, 2007; 67(5): 550-69.
Falcón-Pérez Juan M, Romero-Calderón Rafael, Brooks Elizabeth S, Krantz David E, Dell'Angelica Esteban C   The Drosophila pigmentation gene pink (p) encodes a homologue of human Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome 5 (HPS5) Traffic (Copenhagen, Denmark), 2007; 8(2): 154-68.
Romero-Calderón Rafael, Krantz David E   Transport of polyamines in Drosophila S2 cells: kinetics, pharmacology and dependence on the plasma membrane proton gradient The Biochemical journal, 2006; 393(Pt 2): 583-9.
Greer Christina L, Grygoruk Anna, Patton David E, Ley Brett, Romero-Calderón Rafael, Chang Hui-Yun, Houshyar Roozbeh, Bainton Roland J, Diantonio Aaron, Krantz David E   A splice variant of the Drosophila vesicular monoamine transporter contains a conserved trafficking domain and functions in the storage of dopamine, serotonin, and octopamine Journal of neurobiology, 2005; 64(3): 239-58.