Miss Paula Boeira

Miss Paula Boeira

Research Assistant

Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)



Research Technician at Hepatology Research Group optimising and developing Precision Cut Liver Slices Technology


University of Plymouth, UK - PhD in Medical Studies (2017-2023)
Universiteit Hasselt, Belgium - Master's degree, Clinical Molecular Sciences · (2014 - 2016)
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil - Master's degree, Genetics · (2011 - 2012)
Universidade Feevale, Brazil - Bachelor's degree, Biomedicine · (2005 - 2010)


Boeira, P., Tan, H., Yates, E. and Dhanda, A. (2023). Assessment of immune function and prediction of survival and infection in patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis: An exploratory study. JGH Open. doi: 10.1002/jgh3.12891

Lilly K, Boeira P, Dhanda (2022). AOP05 Antioxidant supplementation alters immune cell phenotype and function in patients with alcohol-related hepatitis. Gut;71:A13. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2022-BASL.18

Tan H, Boeira P, Cramp M, et al (2022). P03 Mortality from severe alcoholic hepatitis is associated with increased oxidative stress and epigenetic alterations. Gut71:A32-A33. doi:10.1136/gutjnl-2022-BASL.54

Dhanda AD, Felmlee D, Boeira P, et al (2022). Patients with moderate to severe COVID-19 have an impaired cytokine response with an exhausted and senescent immune phenotype. Immunobiology. 227(2):152185. doi:10.1016/j.imbio.2022.152185

Boeira P, Affourtit C, Felmlee D, Sheridan D (2020). Investigation of microbiome metabolites and mitochondrial function in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Journal of Hepatology: vol 73 Suppl. 1. doi: 10.1016/S0168-8278(20)30983-1

Sheridan DA and Boeira P. Peer Review Report For: Methyl donor deficient diets cause distinct alterations in lipid metabolism but are poorly representative of human NAFLD [version 1; peer review: 2 approved]. Wellcome Open Res 2017, 2:67. doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.12199.1

Boeira, P., Antunes, M. V., Andreolla, H. F., Pasqualotto, A. C., & Linden, R. (2012). Ultra-performance liquid chromatographic method for measurement of voriconazole in human plasma and oral fluid. Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society, 23, 148-155. doi: 10.1590/S0103-50532012000100021



Additional information

First place Three Minute Thesis Competition University of Plymouth 
Best Poster Presentation Prize at Plymouth Annual Research Event 
Science Without Borders Scholarship Program Holland 
Best Poster Prize at the Congress of International Association of Forensic Toxicologists, Asunción, Paraguay