From the year 2013 is doing his PhD at the University of California Davis, USA, specializing in "Plant Pathology" (Phytopathology) Becas Chile supported.
Biochemist 2004, Universidad de Santiago de Chile.
Licenciado in Biochemestry, Universidad de Santiago de Chile
CGNA has started a molecular initiative to generate several tools needed to facilitate the generation of modern L. luteus cultivars specific to current industry needs.
Within this framework, my work interest include the massive generation of sequences from the genome and transcriptome of L. luteus, development of molecular markers (SSR, SNPs, etc), characterization of genes involved in metabolic pathways related to nutritional grain quality of this crop, and study of the diversity contain in this legume species.
This, in conjuction with the construction of the genetic map of yellow lupin, has allowed us carry out comparative studies between L. luteus and model legumes such as Medicago truncatula and the exploration of microscale and macroscale synteny between both species.
Parra-Gonzalez Lorena, Aravena-Abarzua Gabriela, Navarro-Navarro Cristell, Udall Joshua, Maugham Peter, Peterson Louis, Salvo-Garrido Haroldo, Maureira Butler Iván (2012) Yellow lupin (Lupinus luteus L.) transcriptome sequencing: molecular marker development and comparative studies. BMC Genomics 13:425. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-425
Parra Gonzalez L.B., Straub S.C.K. Doyle J.J., Mora Ortega P.E., Salvo Garrido H.E. and Maureira Butler I.J. 2010. Development of microsatellite markers in Lupinus Luteus (Fabaceae) and cross-species amplification In other lupine species. American Journal of Botany 97:e72-e74.
Parra, L., Felmer, R., Catrileo, A. Molecular Trazability: Improve the competitiveness in the exportation of bovine meet in Chile. INIA Tierra Adentro Nº 70, p 40-42. 2006.
Felmer D, Sagredo B, Chávez R, Iraira S, Folch C, Parra L, Catrileo A, Ortiz M. Implementación de un Sistema de Trazabilidad Molecular para la Carne Bovina Basado en Marcadores Microsatélites. Chilean J. Agric. Res. 2008, 68 (4): 342-351.
Aravena G, Amiard V, Parra L, Mora P, Salvo H and Maureira I. Improvement of yellow lupin for animal feeding. Genetic advances will reduce phytic acid content. INIA Tierra Adentro Nº 90, p 10-13. 2010.
Parra-González L, Straub S, Doyle J, Salvo-Garrido H and Maureira-Butler I. Development of genomic microsatellite markers in Lupinus luteus L. (Fabaceae), an emerging protein crop, and cross-species amplification in other lupin species. AJB Primer Notes & Protocols. 2010, 97 (8): e72-e74
Publications in conference proceedings
Characterization of the hypersensitive response in grapevine plants, cv Thompson Seedless against the infection by the necrotrophic fungi Botrytis cinerea. Parra L, Rosales M, Prieto H y Peña H. XIV Congress of the Phytopathology Chilean Society. November, 2004
Functional Genomic: A approximation to understand the interactions between Botrytis cinerea and grapevine (Vitis vinifera). Parra L, Rosales M, Araya C, Prieto H y Peña H. XIV Congress of the Phytopathology Chilean Society. November, 2004
Characterization of the hypersensitive response in grapevine plants (cv Thompson Seedless and cv. Carmenere) upon the infection by the necrotrophic fungi Botrytis cinerea. Parra L, Rosales M, Prieto H y Peña H. XIX Annual Meeting of Chilean Cellular Biology Society. October, 2005
Characterization of the expression of genes encoding enzymes involved in the oxilipine synthesis in Vitis vinífera. Mercado A, Polanco V, Parra L y Peña H. XIX Annual Meeting of Chilean Cellular Biology Society. October, 2005
Molecular trazability of bovine meet. Stage II: Interlaboratory reproducibility assays. Parra, L. Felmer, R. Floody, H. Catrileo, A. Sagredo, B. Iraira, S. Folch, C. Ortiz, M. y Oltra, J. XXXI Annual Meeting of the Chilean Society of Animal Production. October, 2006
Generation of genomic and EST-SSR markers for the genetic improvement of nutritional and agronomical traits in Lupinus luteus. Parra L, Mora P, Straub S, Salvo H and Maureira, I. First CGNA International Workshop. August, 2008. Temuco, Chile.
Generation of genomic and EST-SSR markers for the genetic improvement of nutritional and agronomical traits in Lupinus luteus. . Parra L, Udall J, Straub S, Salvo H and Maureira, I. VII Simposium of genetic resources for latin american and caribbean. October, 2009. Pucón, Chile.
Evidence of microsynteny between Lupinus luteus and Medicago truncatula genomes. Parra L, Navarro C, Olivos M, Udall J, Maughan J and Maureira-Butler I. VI Meeting of Plant Biology. December, 2011. Pucón, Chile.
Making yellow lupin (Lupinus luteus) a better protein alternative: Identification of low digestibility seed proteins and lupin candidate genes associated with phytic acid content. Ogura T, Parra L, Aravena G, Hernández A, Alcaino J, Amiard V, Salvo H and Maureira I. XX Plant and Animal Genome Conference. January, 2012. San Diego, CA.