Rossiane Vommaro Laboratório de Ultraestrutura Celular Herta Meyer, Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Centro de Ciências da Saúde, Cidade Universitária, Bloco G, Ilha do Fundão, Brazil
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Viviane Sant’Anna Laboratório de Biologia de Helmintos Otto Wucherer, Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Centro de Ciências da Saúde, Cidade Universitária, Bloco G, Ilha do Fundão, Brazil
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Wanderley de Souza
  • Laboratório de Ultraestrutura Celular Herta Meyer, Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Centro de Ciências da Saúde, Cidade Universitária, Bloco G, Ilha do Fundão, Brazil
Research focus
  • Biochemistry
  • 1 Author merit


Ph.D in Biological Sciences, Biophysics, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ, Brasil, 1978

Current position

Full Professor in Cell Biology and Parasitology
Chief of Laboratório de Ultraestrutura Cellular Hertha Mayer, Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Publications (since 2015)

  1. Pinheiro, G. L., de Azevedo-Martins, A. C., Albano, R. M., de Souza, W. and Frases, S. (2017). Comprehensive analysis of the cellulolytic system reveals its potential for deconstruction of lignocellulosic biomass in a novel Streptomyces sp. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 101(1): 301-319.
  2. da Silva Ferreira, V., ConzFerreira, M. E., Lima, L. M., Frases, S., de Souza, W. and Sant'Anna, C. (2017). Green production of microalgae-based silver chloride nanoparticles with antimicrobial activity against pathogenic bacteria. Enzyme Microb Technol 97: 114-121.
  3. Correa, D. N., Zacca, J. J., Rocha, W. F., Borges, R., de Souza, W., Augusti, R., Eberlin, M. N. and Vendramini, P. H. (2016). Anti-theft device staining on banknotes detected by mass spectrometry imaging. Forensic Sci Int 260: 22-26.
  4. Eugenio, M., Müller, N., Frasés, S., Almeida-Paes, R., Lima, L. M. T. R., Lemgruber, L., Farina, M., de Souza, W. and Sant'Anna, C. (2016).Yeast-derived biosynthesis of silver/silver chloride nanoparticles and their antiproliferative activity against bacteria. RSC Advances 6: 9893-9904.
  5. Wendt, C., Rachid, R., de Souza, W. and Miranda, K. (2016). Electron tomography characterization of hemoglobin uptake in Plasmodium chabaudi reveals a stage-dependent mechanism for food vacuole morphogenesis. J Struct Biol 194(2): 171-179.
  6. Borba-Santos, L. P., Visbal, G., Gagini, T., Rodrigues, A. M., de Camargo, Z. P., Lopes-Bezerra, L. M., Ishida, K., de Souza, W. and Rozental, S. (2016). Delta(24)-Sterol Methyltransferase Plays an Important Role in the Growth and Development of Sporothrix schenckii and Sporothrix brasiliensis. Front Microbiol 7: 311.
  7. Matadamas-Martinez, F., Castillo, R., Hernandez-Campos, A., Mendez-Cuesta, C., de Souza, W., Gadelha, A. P., Nogueda-Torres, B., Hernandez, J. M. and Yepez-Mulia, L. (2016). Proteomic and ultrastructural analysis of the effect of a new nitazoxanide-N-methyl-1H-benzimidazole hybrid against Giardia intestinalis. Res Vet Sci 105: 171-179.
  8. Correa, D. N., Schmidt, E. M., Franco, M. F., Zacca, J. J., de Carvalho Rocha, W. F., de Paula Barbosa, A., Borges, R., de Souza, W. and Eberlin, M. N. (2016). Analyzing Brazilian Driver’s License Authenticity by Easy Ambient Sonic-Spray Ionization Mass Spectrometry. American Journal of Analytical Chemistry 7(4): 342-350.
  9. Sant'anna, V., de Souza, W. and Vommaro, R. C. (2016). Anthelmintic effect of herbicidal dinitroanilines on the nematode model Caenorhabditis elegans. Exp Parasitol 167: 43-49.
  10. Paredes-Santos, T. C., Tomita, T., Yan Fen, M., de Souza, W., Attias, M., Vommaro, R. C. and Weiss, L. M. (2016). Development of dual fluorescent stage specific reporter strain of Toxoplasma gondii to follow tachyzoite and bradyzoite development in vitro and in vivo. Microbes Infect 18(1): 39-47.
  11. Catta-Preta, C. M., Dos Santos Pascoalino, B., de Souza, W., Mottram, J. C., Motta, M. C. and Schenkman, S. (2016). Reduction of Tubulin Expression in Angomonas deanei by RNAi Modifies the Ultrastructure of the Trypanosomatid Protozoan and Impairs Division of Its Endosymbiotic Bacterium. J Eukaryot Microbiol 63(6): 794-803.
  12. Borba-Santos, L. P., Ishida, K., Calogeropoulou, T., de Souza, W. and Rozental, S. (2016). Adamantylidene-substituted alkylphosphocholine TCAN26 is more active against Sporothrix schenckii than miltefosine. Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz 111(8): 523-527.
  13. Vidal, J. C., Alcantara, C. L., de Souza, W. and Cunha, E. S. N. L. (2016). Loss of the cytostome-cytopharynx and endocytic ability are late events in Trypanosoma cruzi metacyclogenesis. J Struct Biol 196(3): 319-328.
  14. Martins-Duarte, E. S., Carias, M., Vommaro, R., Surolia, N. and de Souza, W. (2016). Apicoplast fatty acid synthesis is essential for pellicle formation at the end of cytokinesis in Toxoplasma gondii. J Cell Sci 129(17): 3320-3331.
  15. Attias, M., Sato, L. H., Ferreira, R. C., Takata, C. S., Campaner, M., Camargo, E. P., Teixeira, M. M. and de Souza, W. (2016). Developmental and Ultrastructural Characterization and Phylogenetic Analysis of Trypanosoma herthameyeri n. sp. of Brazilian Leptodactilydae Frogs. J Eukaryot Microbiol 63(5): 610-622.
  16. Midlej, V., Penha, L., Silva, R., de Souza, W. and Benchimol, M. (2016). Mitosomal chaperone modulation during the life cycle of the pathogenic protist Giardia intestinalis. Eur J Cell Biol 95(12): 531-542.
  17. Miranda, F. J., Souza, D. B., Frazao-Teixeira, E., Oliveira, F. C., Melo, J. C., Mariano, C. M., Albernaz, A. P., Carvalho, E. C., Oliveira, F. C., Souza, W. and DaMatta, R. A. (2015). Experimental infection with the Toxoplasma gondii ME-49 strain in the Brazilian BR-1 mini pig is a suitable animal model for human toxoplasmosis. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 110(1): 95-100.
  18. Medina, J. M., Rodrigues, J. C., Moreira, O. C., Atella, G., Souza, W. and Barrabin, H. (2015). Mechanisms of growth inhibition of Phytomonas serpens by the alkaloids tomatine and tomatidine. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 110(1): 48-55.
  19. Bianucci, R., Torres, E. J., Santiago, J. M., Ferreira, L. F., Nerlich, A. G., Souza, S. M., Giuffra, V., Chieffi, P. P., Bastos, O. M., Travassos, R., Souza, W. and Araujo, A. (2015). Trichuris trichiura in a post-Colonial Brazilian mummy. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 110(1): 145-147.
  20. Hernandes, V. V., Franco, M. F., Santos, J. M., Melendez-Perez, J. J., de Morais, D. R., Rocha, W. F., Borges, R., de Souza, W., Zacca, J. J., Logrado, L. P., Eberlin, M. N. and Correa, D. N. (2015). Characterization of ANFO explosive by high accuracy ESI(+/-)-FTMS with forensic identification on real samples by EASI(-)-MS. Forensic Sci Int 249: 156-164.
  21. de Carvalho, T. M., Barrias, E. S. and de Souza, W. (2015). Macropinocytosis: a pathway to protozoan infection. Front Physiol 6: 106.
  22. Borba-Santos, L. P., Gagini, T., Ishida, K., de Souza, W. and Rozental, S. (2015). Miltefosine is active against Sporothrix brasiliensis isolates with in vitro low susceptibility to amphotericin B or itraconazole. J Med Microbiol 64(Pt 4): 415-422.
  23. Gadelha, A. P., Benchimol, M. and de Souza, W. (2015). Helium ion microscopy and ultra-high-resolution scanning electron microscopy analysis of membrane-extracted cells reveals novel characteristics of the cytoskeleton of Giardia intestinalis. J Struct Biol 190(3): 271-278.
  24. Miranda, K., Girard-Dias, W., Attias, M., de Souza, W. and Ramos, I. (2015). Three dimensional reconstruction by electron microscopy in the life sciences: An introduction for cell and tissue biologists. Mol Reprod Dev 82(7-8): 530-547.
  25. Veiga-Santos, P., Li, K., Lameira, L., de Carvalho, T. M., Huang, G., Galizzi, M., Shang, N., Li, Q., Gonzalez-Pacanowska, D., Hernandez-Rodriguez, V., Benaim, G., Guo, R. T., Urbina, J. A., Docampo, R., de Souza, W. and Oldfield, E. (2015). SQ109, a new drug lead for Chagas disease. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 59(4): 1950-1961.
  26. Martins-Duarte, E. S., Dubar, F., Lawton, P., da Silva, C. F., Soeiro Mde, N., de Souza, W., Biot, C. and Vommaro, R. C. (2015). Ciprofloxacin Derivatives Affect Parasite Cell Division and Increase the Survival of Mice Infected with Toxoplasma gondii. PLoS One 10(5): e0125705.
  27. Chagas-Moutinho, V. A., Silva, R., de Souza, W. and Motta, M., C. M. (2015). Identification and ultrastructural characterization of the Wolbachia symbiont in Litomosoides chagasfilhoi. Parasites & Vectors 8: 74.
  28. Niyogi, S., Jimenez, V., Girard-Dias, W., de Souza, W., Miranda, K. and Docampo, R. (2015). Rab32 is essential for maintaining functional acidocalcisomes, and for growth and infectivity of Trypanosoma cruzi. J Cell Sci 128(12): 2363-2373.
  29. de Souza, W. and Attias, M. (2015). New views of the Toxoplasma gondii parasitophorous vacuole as revealed by Helium Ion Microscopy (HIM). J Struct Biol 191(1): 76-85.
1 Protocol published
Authors:  Viviane Sant’Anna, Wanderley de Souza and Rossiane C. Vommaro, date: 01/20/2017, view: 8842, Q&A: 0
This protocol proposes to use the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans as a model to screen and study the anthelmintic activity of natural and synthetic compounds and to observe their effects on the morphology and the ultrastructure of the ...
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