Joana S. Ferreira
  • CNC-Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Research focus
  • Neuroscience
Personal information


Ph.D. in Neuroscience, from Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra, Portugal, 2012

Current position

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Interdisciplinary Institute for NeuroScience (IINS), UMRCNRS 5297, Bordeaux, France (01/2016 to present)


  1. Ferreira, J. S., Schmidt, J., Rio, P., Aguas, R., Rooyakkers, A., Li, K. W., Smit, A. B., Craig, A. M. and Carvalho, A. L. (2015). GluN2B-Containing NMDA Receptors Regulate AMPA Receptor Traffic through Anchoring of the Synaptic Proteasome. J Neurosci 35(22): 8462-8479. (Cover Illustration) (First author)
  2. Ferreira, J. S., Rooyakkers, A., She, K., Ribeiro, L., Carvalho, A. L. and Craig, A. M. (2011). Activity and protein kinase C regulate synaptic accumulation of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors independently of GluN1 splice variant. J Biol Chem 286(32): 28331-28342. (First author)
  3. Gomes, A. R.*, Ferreira, J. S.*, Paternain, A. V., Lerma, J., Duarte, C. B. and Carvalho, A. L. (2008). Characterization of alternatively spliced isoforms of AMPA receptor subunits encoding truncated receptors. Mol Cell Neurosci 37(2): 323-334. (*These authors contributed equally to this work) (First author)
  4. Vieira, M. M., Schmidt, J., Ferreira, J. S., She, K., Oku, S., Mele, M., Santos, A. E., Duarte, C. B., Craig, A. M. and Carvalho, A. L. (2016). Multiple domains in the C-terminus of NMDA receptor GluN2B subunit contribute to neuronal death following in vitro ischemia. Neurobiol Dis 89: 223-234. (Co-author)
  5. She, K., Ferreira, J. S., Carvalho, A. L. and Craig, A. M. (2012). Glutamate binding to the GluN2B subunit controls surface trafficking of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors. J Biol Chem 287(33): 27432-27445. (Paper of the Week) (Co-author)
  6. Santos, S. D., Iuliano, O., Ribeiro, L., Veran, J., Ferreira, J. S., Rio, P., Mulle, C., Duarte, C. B. and Carvalho, A. L. (2012). Contactin-associated protein 1 (Caspr1) regulates the traffic and synaptic content of alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA)-type glutamate receptors. J Biol Chem 287(9): 6868-6877. (Co-author)
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