Silvia Carrasco Garcia

Silvia Carrasco Garcia

Position Title
Assistant Professor of Teaching

Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, College of Biological Sciences

Briggs 156

Research Interests

Scientific writing for undergraduate students

Scientific writing is an essential tool for our students, both for reaching a deeper understanding of the material they learn while in college, and for their future professional career. Creating as many opportunities as possible for them to practice in a context where they receive good support and feedback is a challenge when having big enrollment classes. How can we overcome this challenge?

How do we learn Biology? Can we use this knowledge to improve our students' success?


  • BIS 104 Cell Biology
  • MCB 198 Directed Group Study
  • MCB 138 Seminar in Biochemistry


  • 2006 PhD Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Autonoma University, Madrid, Spain
  • 2002 MS Molecular Biology Autonoma University, Madrid, Spain
  • 2000 MS Biochemistry Autonoma University, Madrid, Spain
  • 1998 BS Biology Autonoma University, Madrid, Spain


High-sensitivity measurements of multiple kinase activities in live single cells. S. Regot, J. Hughey, B. Bajar, S. Carrasco, MW. Covert. Cell 2014; 157(7):1724-34

A polarized Ca(2+), diacylglycerol and STIM1 signaling system regulates directed cell migration FC. Tsai, A. Seki, HW. Yang, A. Hayer, S. Carrasco, S. Malmersjö, T. Meyer. Nat Cell Biol 2014; 16(2):133-44

Whole-cell model quantitatively predicts experimental outcomes at the cellular and molecular scale. JC. Sanghvi, S. Regot, S. Carrasco, JR. Karr, MV. Gutschow, B. Bolival Jr., MW. Covert. Nat Methods 2013; 10(12):1192-5

STIM proteins and endoplasmic reticulum-plasma membrane junctions. S.Carrasco, T. Meyer. Ann Rev Biochem 2011; 80:973-1000

Cracking CRAC. S.Carrasco, T.Meyer. Nat Cell Biol 2010; 12(5):416-8. Comment on: Nat Cell Biol 2010; 12(5):436-46

Beta-2 chimaerin modulates CXCL12-dependent adhesion and chemotaxis in Jurkat T cells. M.Siliceo, D.Garcia-Bernal, S.Carrasco, E.Diaz-Flores, FC.Leskow, J.Teixido, MG.Kazanietz, I.Merida J. Cell Science 2006; 119(Pt 1):141-52.

Diacylglycerol, when simplicity becomes complex. S.Carrasco, I.Merida. Trends Biochem Sci 2007; 32(1):27-36.

Diacylglycerol-dependent binding recruits PKCtheta and RasGRP1 C1 domains to specific subcellular localizations in living T lymphocytes. S.Carrasco, I.Merida. Mol Biol Cell 2004; 15: 2932-42