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Xavier Contreras

PhD - CR Inserm

About me
  • INSERM Researcher at RESTORE institute, Toulouse, France (since 2021)
  • INSERM Researcher at STROMALab Institute, Toulouse, France ( 2020)

  • Senior research associate / chargé de recherche at Gene Regulation Laboratory, IGH, Montpellier, France (2011 to 2020)

  • Post doctoral fellow at Gene Regulation Laboratory, IGH, Montpellier, France (2009 to 2010)

  • Post doctoral fellow at Peterlin laboratory, UCSF, San Francisco, USA (2005 to 2009)
  • PhD student at laboratory of virology, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France (2000 to 2005)
  • Masters degree in Immunology, signalling and lymphoid tumors (2000) at the Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France
Research interests
  • Transcription and gene regulation
  • Linking Gene regulation to function and translational medicine
  • Bioinformatics
  • Virology / Immunology
Teaching activity
  • Lecture on Transcription L3 Montpellier
  • Lecture on HIV latency M2 Toulouse
Publications / Patents
  • An NF90/NF110-mediated feedback amplification loop regulates dicer expression and controls ovarian carcinoma progression, Barbier et al, Cell res., 2019
  • Nuclear RNA surveillance complexes silence HIV-1 transcription, Contreras et al, PLOS Pathogens, 2018
  • Premature termination of transcription by RNAP II: the beginning of the end, Contreras et al., Transcription, 2013
  • Microprocessor, Setx, Xrn2, and Rrp6 co-operate to induce premature termination of transcription by RNAPII, Wagschall et al., Cell, 2012
  • Protein kinase C-delta regulates HIV-1 replication at an early post-entry step in macrophages, Contreras et al, Retrovirology, 2012