Patricia CarreiraDr Carreira has a long standing interest in mobile elements. Her first research contact with mobile elements was within the molecular medicine post-graduate program at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. During this program, her research was focused on developing scripts to annotate mobile elements in the Drosophila simulans genome. This experience encouraged her to further study mobile elements.


Dr Carreira obtained her PhD from the University of Granada, Spain, identifying mobile elements’ sequences with transcription and/or ribozime activity in Trypanosoma brucei , thanks to a scholarship from the Spanish Government (FPI program).


Since Dr Carreira joined Prof. Faulkner’s lab, she has been focused on the implications of human L1 activity in cancer.

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Sanchez-Luque, Francisco J; Kempen, Marie-Jeanne H C; Gerdes, Patricia; Vargas-Landin, Dulce B; Richardson, Sandra R; Troskie, Robin-Lee; Jesuadian, Samuel J; Cheetham, Seth W; Carreira, Patricia E; Salvador-Palomeque, Carmen; García-Cañadas, Marta; Muñoz-Lopez, Martin; Sanchez, Laura; Lundberg, Mischa; Macia, Angela; Heras, Sara R; Brennan, Paul M; Lister, Ryan; Garcia-Perez, Jose L; Ewing, Adam D; Faulkner, Geoffrey J

LINE-1 Evasion of Epigenetic Repression in Humans (Journal Article)

In: Molecular Cell, 0 (0), 2019, ISSN: 1097-2765.

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Nguyen, Thu H M; Carreira, Patricia E; Sanchez-Luque, Francisco J; Schauer, Stephanie N; Fagg, Allister C; Richardson, Sandra R; Davies, Claire M; Jesuadian, Samuel J; Kempen, Marie-Jeanne H C; Troskie, Robin-Lee; James, Cini; Beaven, Elizabeth A; Wallis, Tristan P; Coward, Jermaine I G; Chetty, Naven P; Crandon, Alexander J; Venter, Deon J; Armes, Jane E; Perrin, Lewis C; Hooper, John D; Ewing, Adam D; Upton, Kyle R; Faulkner, Geoffrey J

L1 Retrotransposon Heterogeneity in Ovarian Tumor Cell Evolution (Journal Article)

In: Cell Reports, 23 (13), pp. 3730–3740, 2018, ISSN: 2211-1247.

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Schauer, Stephanie N; Carreira, Patricia E; Shukla, Ruchi; Gerhardt, Daniel J; Gerdes, Patricia; Sanchez-Luque, Francisco J; Nicoli, Paola; Kindlova, Michaela; Ghisletti, Serena; Santos, Alexandre Dos; Rapoud, Delphine; Samuel, Didier; Faivre, Jamila; Ewing, Adam D; Richardson, Sandra R; Faulkner, Geoffrey J

L1 retrotransposition is a common feature of mammalian hepatocarcinogenesis (Journal Article)

In: Genome Research, 2018, ISSN: 1088-9051, 1549-5469.

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Richardson, Sandra R; Gerdes, Patricia; Gerhardt, Daniel J; Sanchez-Luque, Francisco J; Bodea, Gabriela-Oana; noz-Lopez, Martin Mu; Jesuadian, Samuel J; Kempen, Marie-Jeanne H C; Carreira, Patricia E; Jeddeloh, Jeffrey A; Garcia-Perez, Jose L; Jr, Haig H Kazazian; Ewing, Adam D; Faulkner, Geoffrey J

Heritable L1 retrotransposition in the mouse primordial germline and early embryo (Journal Article)

In: Genome Res., 27 (8), pp. 1395–1405, 2017.

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Carreira, Patricia E; Ewing, Adam D; Li, Guibo; Schauer, Stephanie N; Upton, Kyle R; Fagg, Allister C; Morell, Santiago; Kindlova, Michaela; Gerdes, Patricia; Richardson, Sandra R; Li, Bo; Gerhardt, Daniel J; Wang, Jun; Brennan, Paul M; Faulkner, Geoffrey J

Evidence for L1-associated DNA rearrangements and negligible L1 retrotransposition in glioblastoma multiforme (Journal Article)

In: Mob. DNA, 7 (1), pp. 21, 2016.

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Carreira, Patricia E; Richardson, Sandra R; Faulkner, Geoffrey J

L1 retrotransposons, cancer stem cells and oncogenesis (Journal Article)

In: FEBS J., 281 (1), pp. 63–73, 2014.

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Sánchez-Luque, Francisco José; López, Manuel Carlos; Carreira, Patricia Eugenia; Alonso, Carlos; Thomas, María Carmen

The wide expansion of hepatitis delta virus-like ribozymes throughout trypanosomatid genomes is linked to the spreading of L1Tc/ingi clade mobile elements (Journal Article)

In: BMC genomics, 15 , pp. 340, 2014, ISSN: 1471-2164.

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