Dra. María Beatriz Carreira

Research areas:

Preclinical basic neuroscience trails associated to neurodegeneration and Alzheimer’s disease.

Summary of CV:

Maria Beatriz Carreira is a neuroscientist graduated from the Texas Southwestern University Medical Centre, with a Master’s degree in Science and a B.A. in Neuroscience and Psychology. She is a researcher at INDICASAT-AIP, where she focuses on the study of ageing in Panama, as part of the Panamanian Aging Research Initiative (PARI) from the Center for Neuroscience.

Dr. Carreira is also associated faculty in Psychology and Neuroscience at the Florida State University-Panama Republic. She is recipient of local research grants by the Secretaria Nacional De Ciencias y Tecnología (SENACYT), is member of the National Researchers´ System(SNI), and is winner of the national prize L’Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Sciences 2017- Additionally, she is associated to the Programa Latinoamericano (LATP) 2019 sponsored by IBRO, and the Society for Neuroscience.

In her free time, Dr. Maria Beatriz Carreira is a dog rescuer, and practices Panamanian Folklore dance.

Selected Publications:

Villarreal, A., Rangel, G., Zhang, X., Wong, D., De La Guardia, C., Britton, G., … & Carreira, M. B. (2020). Performance of a point of care test for detecting IgM and IgG antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 and seroprevalence in blood donors and health care workers in Panama. medRxiv.

Villarreal, A. E., Pérez-Lao, A. R., Oviedo, D. C., MS, S. G., Carreira, M. B., & Britton, G. B. (2019). The Panama aging research initiative longitudinal study. MEDICC review21, 54-58.

Britton, G., Villarreal, A., Perez-Lao, A., Oviedo, D., & Carreira, M. (2019, November). Panama Aging Research Initiative: Lessons from the Field. In APHA’s 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo (Nov. 2-Nov. 6). American Public Health Association.

Doens, D., Valdés-Tresanco, M. E., Vasquez, V., Carreira, M. B., De La Guardia, Y., Stephens, D. E., … & Larionov, O. V. (2019). Hexahydropyrrolo [2, 3-b] indole Compounds as Potential Therapeutics for Alzheimer’s Disease. ACS chemical neuroscience10(10), 4250-4263.

Britton, G. B., O’Bryant, S. E., Johnson, L. A., Hall, J. R., Villarreal, A. E., Oviedo, D. C., … & Carreira, M. B. (2018). Inflammatory biomarkers, depressive symptoms and falls among the elderly in Panama. Current aging science11(4), 236-241.

Li, X., Carreria, M. B., Witonsky, K. R., Zeric, T., Lofaro, O. M., Bossert, J. M., … & Son, H. (2018). Role of dorsal striatum histone deacetylase 5 in incubation of methamphetamine craving. Biological psychiatry84(3), 213-222.

Villarreal, A. E., Grajales, S., López, L., Oviedo, D. C., Carreira, M. B., Gómez, L. A., … & Panama Aging Research Initiative. (2018). Limitations in activities of daily living among dementia-free older adults in Panama. Ageing International43(2), 237-253.

Penrod, R. D., Carreira, M. B., Taniguchi, M., Kumar, J., Maddox, S. A., & Cowan, C. W. (2018). Novel role and regulation of HDAC4 in cocaine‐related behaviors. Addiction biology23(2), 653-664.

Guzman, D., Carreira, M. B., Friedman, A. K., Adachi, M., Neve, R. L., Monteggia, L. M., … & Self, D. W. (2018). Inactivation of NMDA Receptors in the Ventral Tegmental Area during Cocaine Self-Administration Prevents GluA1 Upregulation but with Paradoxical Increases in Cocaine-Seeking Behavior. Journal of Neuroscience38(3), 575-585.

Oviedo, D. C., Lezcano, H., Perez, A. R., Villarreal, A. E., Carreira, M. B., Isaza, B., … & Britton, G. B. (2018). Vascular biomarkers and ApoE4 expression in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. AIMS neuroscience5(2), 148.

Taniguchi, M., Carreira, M. B., Cooper, Y. A., Bobadilla, A. C., Heinsbroek, J. A., Koike, N., … & Kumar, J. (2017). HDAC5 and its target gene, Npas4, function in the nucleus accumbens to regulate cocaine-conditioned behaviors. Neuron96(1), 130-144.

Taniguchi, M., Smith, L. N., Carreira, M., Huber, K., & Cowan, C. W. (2011, August). TRANSCRIPTIONAL MECHANISMS OF ACTIVITY-DEPENDENT SYNAPSE ELIMINATION: IMPLICATIONS FOR DRUG ADDICTION. In BEHAVIOURAL PHARMACOLOGY (Vol. 22, pp. E9-E9). 530 WALNUT ST, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19106-3621 USA: LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS.

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Dra. María Beatriz Carreira

Highest degree of studies: Ph.D.,Neuroscience, Texas Southwestern University Medical Centre, USA.

Category: Staff scientist, Center for Neuroscience, Clinical Research Unit, and Vivarium.

National Research System Level (SIN):  National Researcher Level I