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Research Interests

The research in the Ferreira lab is focused on the mechanisms underlying neurite degeneration and synapse loss in neurodegenerative diseases

Training Experience

1985Fellowship, National Council of Research
1988Postdoctoral Fellowship, Insitituo de Investigacion Medica
1989Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Virginia

Education/Academic qualification

MD, PhD, National University of Cordoba, Argentina

… → 1985

Research interests

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Cell Biology
  • Cytoskeleton
  • Dementia
  • Developmental Neurobiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Signal Transduction

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  • Research Output

    • 5847 Citations
    • 68 Article
    • 9 Chapter
    • 2 Review article

    Altered Cytoskeletal Composition and Delayed Neurite Elongation in tau45–230-Expressing Hippocampal Neurons

    Afreen, S. & Ferreira, A., Aug 1 2019, In : Neuroscience. 412, p. 1-15 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Hippocampus-dependent memory and allele-specific gene expression in adult offspring of alcohol-consuming dams after neonatal treatment with thyroxin or metformin

    Tunc-Ozcan, E., Wert, S. L., Lim, P. H., Ferreira, A. & Redei, E. E., Jul 1 2018, In : Molecular Psychiatry. 23, 7, p. 1643-1651 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 15 Scopus citations

    Premature hippocampus-dependent memory decline in middle-aged females of a genetic rat model of depression

    Lim, P. H., Wert, S. L., Tunc-Ozcan, E., Marr, R., Ferreira, A. & Redei, E. E., Nov 1 2018, In : Behavioural Brain Research. 353, p. 242-249 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations

    Methods related to studying tau fragmentation

    Ferreira, A. & Afreen, S., Jan 1 2017, Methods in Cell Biology. Academic Press Inc, p. 245-258 14 p. (Methods in Cell Biology; vol. 141).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Tau45-230 association with the cytoskeleton and membrane-bound organelles: Functional implications in neurodegeneration

    Afreen, S., Riherd Methner, D. N. & Ferreira, A., Oct 24 2017, In : Neuroscience. 362, p. 104-117 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Scopus citations