Aline Rodrigues Florencio Teixeira

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


ISB 460



arodriguesfl [at] umass [dot] edu
Former PI: 
Cynthia L. Baldwin

Aline graduated from the University of Grande ABC, Brazil, with a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. She obtained her Master’s degree in Microbiology from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and PhD degree in Biotechnology from the University of Sao Paulo/Butantan Institute, Brazil. Aline is a postdoctoral research fellow at Butantan Institute, where she works with Leptospira/leptospirosis. Currently, Aline’s research in the Baldwin lab focuses on the identification of leptospiral antigens recognized by gamma/delta T cells as target for development of next generation vaccines.

Rossini AD, Teixeira AF, Souza Filho A, Souza GO, Vasconcellos SA, Heinemann MB, Romero EC, Nascimento ALTO.Identification of a novel protein in the genome sequences of Leptospira interrogans with the ability to interact with host’s components.J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2019 Jan 22.

Cavenague MF, Teixeira AF, Filho AS, Souza GO, Vasconcellos SA, Heinemann MB, Nascimento ALTO. Characterization of a novel protein of Leptospira interrogans exhibiting plasminogen, vitronectin and complement binding properties. Int J Med Microbiol. 2019 Mar;309(2):116-129.

Teixeira AF, Fernandes LGV, Souza Filho A, Souza GO, Vasconcellos SA, Heinemann MB, Nascimento ALTO. Evaluation of Lsa46 and Lsa77 Leptospiral Proteins for Their Immunoprotective Activities in Hamster Model of Leptospirosis. Biomed Res Int. 2018 Jun 10;2018:1813745.

Nascimento Filho EG, Vieira ML, Teixeira AF, Santos JC, Fernandes LGV, Passalia FJ, Daroz BB, Rossini A, Kochi LT, Cavenague MF, Pimenta DC, Nascimento ALTO. Proteomics as a tool to understand Leptospira physiology and virulence: Recent advances, challenges and clinical implications. J Proteomics. 2018 May 30;180:80-87.

Vieira ML, Teixeira AF, Pidde G, Ching ATC, Tambourgi DV, Nascimento ALTO, Herwald H. Leptospira interrogans outer membrane protein LipL21 is a potent inhibitor of neutrophil myeloperoxidase. Virulence. 2018 Jan 1;9(1):414-425.

Fernandes LGV, Teixeira AF, Filho AFS, Souza GO, Vasconcellos SA, Heinemann MB, Romero EC, Nascimento ALTO. Immune response and protective profile elicited by a multi-epitope chimeric protein derived from Leptospira interrogans. Int J Infect Dis. 2017 Apr;57:61-69.

Siqueira GH, Teixeira AF, Fernandes LG, de Souza GO, Kirchgatter K, Romero EC, Vasconcellos SA, Vieira ML, Nascimento AL. The recombinant LIC10508 is a plasma fibronectin, plasminogen, fibrinogen and C4BP-binding protein of Leptospira interrogans. Pathog Dis. 2016 Mar;74(2). pii: ftv118.

Fernandes LG, Siqueira GH, Teixeira AR, Silva LP, Figueredo JM, Cosate MR,Vieira ML, Nascimento AL. Leptospira spp.: Novel insights into host-pathogen interactions. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2016 pii: S0165-2427(15)30027-1.

Aline F Teixeira, Zenaide M de Morais, Karin Kirchgatter, Eliete C Romero, Silvio A Vasconcellos and A. L. T. O. Nascimento - Features of two new adhesins with OmpA-like domains identified in thegenome sequences of Leptospira interrogans - PLoS ONE, 2015 Apr 7;10(4):e0122762.

Vieira ML, Fernandes LG, Domingos RF, Oliveira R, Siqueira GH, Souza NM, Teixeira AR, Atzingen MV, Nascimento AL. Leptospiral extracellular matrix adhesins as mediators of pathogenhost interactions. Review article- FEMS Microbiol Lett. 352(2):129-39, 2014;

Mayorga, Oriana ; Muñoz, Julian E. ; Lincopan, Nilton ; Teixeira A. F.; Ferreira, Luis C. S.; Travassos, Luiz R. ; Taborda, Carlos P. . The role of adjuvants in therapeutic protection against paracoccidioidomycosis after immunization with the P10 peptide. Frontiers in Microbiology, v. 3, p. 154, 2012.

Braga, C. J. M.; Rittner, G. M. G.; Munoz Henao, J. E.; Teixeira, A. F.; Massis, L. M.; Sbrogio-Almeida, M. E.; Taborda, C. P.; Travassos, L. R.; Ferreira, L. C. S.. Paracoccidioides brasiliensis Vaccine Formulations Based on the gp43-Derived P10 Sequence and the Salmonella enterica FliC Flagellin. Infection and Immunity (Print), v. 77, p. 1700-1707, 2009.