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Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann

Associate Professor


Mailstop: 4467

Department: VTPB

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  • Ph.D. Veterinary Pathology, Texas A&M University 2011
  • M.S. Veterinary Pathology, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil 2006
  • D.V.M. , Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil 2004


  • Diplomate American College of Veterinary Pathology
  • Texas Veterinary Medical Specialty License: 0362-S

Scholarly Interests

I have broad experience in Veterinary Pathology pursuing macroscopic evaluation, histological examination and immunohistochemistry in tissues from different animal species, including small animals, large animals, laboratory animals, and exotic species. My particular area of interest is in Dermatopathology, providing diagnostic service, and working closely with our dermatologists, and with the dermatologists and clinicians from private clinics throughout the country that submit samples to our Dermatopathology Specialty Service. I provide diagnostic service and consultation to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at TAMU, and support collaborative research studies. My research focuses on investigating how the skin microbiome in animals could play a role/contribute to development of skin lesions. Our research group has shown that the skin in dogs and cats is colonized by diverse and rich microbial communities, and that healthy dogs have a more diverse skin microbiome when compared to allergic dogs.


Evaluation of hyaluronic acid, procollagen type III N-terminal peptide, and tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase-1 as serum markers of canine hepatic fibrosis.
Jonathan A Lidbury, Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann, Joanna K Fry, Jan S Suchodolski, Jörg M Steiner
Canadian journal of veterinary research = Revue canadienne de recherche veterinaire. 2016
The skin microbiome in allergen-induced canine atopic dermatitis.
Felipe Pierezan*, Thierry Olivry, Judith S Paps, Sara D Lawhon, Jing Wu, Jörg M Steiner, Jan S Suchodolski, Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann
Veterinary dermatology. 2016
Serum C-reactive protein and S100A12 concentrations in dogs with hepatic disease.
S M Craig, J K Fry, A Rodrigues Hoffmann, P Manino, R M Heilmann, J S Suchodolski, J M Steiner, H A Hottinger, S L Hunter, J A Lidbury
The Journal of small animal practice. 2016
Characterization of the cutaneous mycobiota in healthy and allergic cats using next generation sequencing.
Courtney Meason-Smith*, Alison Diesel, Adam P Patterson, Caitlin E Older*, Timothy J Johnson, Joanne M Mansell, Jan S Suchodolski, Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann
Veterinary dermatology. 2016
Luciana Fachini da Costa, Marcelo Campos Cordeiro Malta, Herlandes Penha Tinoco, Lilian Botelho de Medeiros, Ana Luiza Sarkis Vieira Bittar, Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann, Felipe Pierezan, Tatiane Alves da Paixão, Renato Lima Santos
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 2016
Canine and Human Atopic Dermatitis: Two Faces of the Same Host-Microbe Interaction.
Domenico Santoro, Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann
The Journal of investigative dermatology. 2016
Aberrant Ancylostoma sp. in the brain of a dog.
Amie Perry*, Sriveny Dangoudoubiyam, Melanie Bolling, Aline Rodrigues-Hoffmann
Veterinary parasitology. 2016
Histopathologic and Molecular Characterization of Sarcocystis calchasi Encephalitis in White-winged Doves ( Zenaida asiatica ) and Eurasian Collared Doves ( Streptopelia decaocto ), East-central Texas, USA, 2010-13.
Carolyn L Hodo*, Derick B Whitley*, Sarah A Hamer, Wayne V Corapi, Karen Snowden, J Jill Heatley, Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann
Journal of wildlife diseases. 2016
Congenital dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB) in Sprague Dawley rats: a case series.
Kristin B Eden*, Ashley Peterson, Harold R Payne, Wayne V Corapi, Joanne Mansell, Aline Rodrigues Hoffman
Veterinary dermatology. 2016
The Microbiome: The Trillions of Microorganisms That Maintain Health and Cause Disease in Humans and Companion Animals.
A Rodrigues Hoffmann, L M Proctor, M G Surette, J S Suchodolski
Veterinary pathology. 2015
What is living on your dog's skin? Characterization of the canine cutaneous mycobiota and fungal dysbiosis in canine allergic dermatitis.
Courtney Meason-Smith*, Alison Diesel, Adam P Patterson, Caitlin E Older*, Joanne M Mansell, Jan S Suchodolski, Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann
FEMS microbiology ecology. 2015
Abdominal pregnancy in a serval (Leptailurus serval) secondary to uterine rupture.
Bryan L.*, Blue-McLendon A., Rodrigues Hoffmann A.
J Zoo Wildl Med.. 2015
Mechanism of Metformin-dependent Inhibition of Mammalian Target of Rapamycin (mTOR) and Ras Activity in Pancreatic Cancer: ROLE OF SPECIFICITY PROTEIN (Sp) TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS.
Nair V, Sreevalsan S, Basha R, Abdelrahim M, Abudayyeh A, Rodrigues Hoffman A, Safe S
J Biol Chem. 2014 289(40):27692-701.
Mitigation of Colitis with NovaSil Clay Therapy.
Zychowski KE, Elmore SE, Rychlik KA, Ly HJ, Pierezan F, Isaiah A, Suchodolski JS, Hoffmann AR, Romoser AA, Phillips TD
Dig Dis Sci. 2014
Immunization with a Borrelia burgdorferi BB0172-derived peptide protects mice against lyme disease.
Small CM, Ajithdoss DK, Rodrigues Hoffmann A, Mwangi W, Esteve-Gassent MD
PLoS One. 2014 9(2):.
Consequences of perinatal bisphenol A exposure in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis.
Brinkmeyer-Langford C, Rodrigues A, Kochan KJ, Haney R, Rassu F, Steelman AJ, Young C, Riggs P, Storts R, Meagher MW, Welsh CJ
Autoimmunity. 2014 47(1):57-66.
The skin microbiome in healthy and allergic dogs.
Rodrigues Hoffmann A, Patterson AP, Diesel A, Lawhon SD, Ly HJ, Stephenson CE, Mansell J, Steiner JM, Dowd SE, Olivry T, Suchodolski JS
PLoS One. 2014 9(1).
The effect of aflatoxin-B1 on red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) and assessment of dietary supplementation of NovaSil for the prevention of aflatoxicosis.
Zychowski KE, Hoffmann AR, Ly HJ, Pohlenz C, Buentello A, Romoser A, Gatlin DM, Phillips TD
Toxins (Basel). 2013 5(9):1555-73.
The evolution of diagnostic pathology.
Rodrigues Hoffmann A.
Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Pathology. 2013 (2):42-43.
Ovine fetal immune response to Cache Valley virus infection.
Rodrigues Hoffmann A, Dorniak P, Filant J, Dunlap KA, Bazer FW, de la Concha-Bermejillo A, Welsh CJ, Varner P, Edwards JF
J Virol. 2013 87(10):5586-92.
In utero infection of a calf by Saksenaea erythrospora resulting in neonatal abomasitis and dermatitis.
Lawhon SD, Corapi WV, Hoffmann AR, Libal MC, Alvarez E, Guarro J, Wickes BL, Fu J, Thompson EH, Sutton DA
J Vet Diagn Invest. 2012 24(5):990-3.
Cutaneous toxoplasmosis in two dogs.
Hoffmann AR, Cadieu J, Kiupel M, Lim A, Bolin SR, Mansell J
J Vet Diagn Invest. 2012 24(3):636-40.
Identification of the target cells and sequence of infection during experimental infection of ovine fetuses with Cache Valley virus.
Rodrigues Hoffmann A, Welsh CJ, Wilcox Varner P, de la Concha-Bermejillo A, Marchand Ball J, Ambrus A, Edwards JF
J Virol. 2012 86(9):4793-800.
Natural Heterobilharzia americana infection in horses in Texas.
Corapi WV, Snowden KF, Rodrigues A, Porter BF, Buote MA, Birch SM, Jackson ND, Eden KB, Whitley DB, Mansell J, Edwards JF, Hardy J, Chaffin MK
Vet Pathol. 2012 49(3):552-6.
Multicentric squamous cell carcinoma in situ associated with papillomavirus in a ferret.
Rodrigues A, Gates L, Payne HR, Kiupel M, Mansell J
Vet Pathol. 2010 47(5):964-8.
Neuropathology of naturally occurring Trypanosoma evansi infection of horses.
Rodrigues A, Fighera RA, Souza TM, Schild AL, Barros CS
Vet Pathol. 2009 46(2):251-8.
OSP-Immunofluorescent remyelinating oligodendrocytes in the brainstem of toxically-demyelinated Wistar rats.
Sallis ES, Mazzanti CM, Mazzanti A, Pereira LA, Arroteia KF, Fustigatto R, Pelizzari C, Rodrigues A, Graça DL
Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2006 64(2A):240-4.
The cutaneous ecosystem: the roles of the skin microbiome in health and its association with inflammatory skin conditions in humans and animals.
Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann
Veterinary Dermatology.

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