Filipa Godoy-Vitorino

Filipa Godoy-Vitorino
University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus · Department of Microbiology and Medical Zoology

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Microbial Ecologist with interest in the functional role of the microbiome in influencing natural/human ecosystem health. I supervise a Research Group that integrates next-generation sequencing data with ecology, physiology, metagenomics and bioinformatics to address broad questions on host-microbe interactions.
Education
Aug 2009 - May 2012
DOE Joint Genome Institute
Field of study
  • Metagenomics
Aug 2003 - May 2009
University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras
Field of study
  • Microbial Ecology
Jan 2002 - Jun 2002
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We aim to characterize the microbiota of sea urchin species in the Caribbean within trophic niches and according to seasonality
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Project - Acropora cervicornis microbio
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project completed
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The host-microbiome supraorganism appears to have coevolved and the unperturbed microbial component of the dyad renders host health sustainable. This coevolution has likely shaped evolving phenotypes in all life forms on this predominantly microbial planet. The microbiota seems to exert effects on the next generation from gestation, via maternal mi...
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Puerto Ricans are among the US citizens with higher HPV prevalence and lower screening rates and access to treatment. This bleak statistic was as a motivation to detect biomarkers for early diagnosis of HPV in this population. We simultaneously typified HPV from cervical samples using HPV SPF10-LiPA25 approach and employed gas chromatography-mass...
Project - Metagenomics and Metabolomics on the female genital microbiota in relation to HPV
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Project - Metagenomics and Metabolomics on the female genital microbiota in relation to HPV
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The human cervicovaginal microbiota resides at an interface between the host and the environment and may affect susceptibility to disease. Puerto Rican women have high human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and cervical cancer rates. We hypothesized that the population structure of the cervicovaginal bacterial and fungal biota changed with cervical s...
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Background Insects are the most diverse group of animals which have established intricate evolutionary interactions with bacteria. However, the importance of these interactions is still poorly understood. Few studies have focused on a closely related group of insect species, to test the similarities and differences between their microbiota. Helicon...
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The abundance of the three OTUs present in all samples Shown is their relative abundance to each other averaged over the different (sub)species.
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The abundance of OTUs present in all samples for each of the 6 species and the two H. melpomene races Shown is their relative abundance to each other per butterfly.
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The abundance of 4 microbial genera that showed significant abundance differences between species
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T-test comparisons between phylogenetic diversity between female and male butterflies
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Coral reef ecosystems are among the most biodiverse habitats in the marine realm. They not only contribute with a plethora of ecosystem services, but they also are beneficial to humankind via nurturing marine fisheries and sustaining recreational activities. We will discuss the biology of coral reefs and their ecophysiology including the complex ba...
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Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is the world's most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection, and high-risk HPV types are strongly linked to cervical dysplasia and carcinoma. The microbiota of the human cervico-vaginal tract is the interface between the host and environment, and its constituents may act as determinants of susceptibility...
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We have previously shown altered microbiota in saliva from head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients, when compared to controls. We now applied high-resolution microbiome profiling (Resphera Insight) to analyze 16S rRNA sequencing and Axiom Microbiome Array (Affymetrix) data in tissue samples from HNSCC patients and healthy controls. D...
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Human papillomavirus (HPV), an etiological agent of cervical cancer (CC), has infected humans since ancient times. Amerindians are the furthest migrants out of Africa, and they reached the Americas more than 14,000 years ago. Some groups still remain isolated, and some migrate to towns, forming a gradient spanning urbanization. We hypothesized that...
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Rhinella marina is a toad native to South America that has been introduced in the Antilles, likely carrying high loads of microorganisms, potentially impacting local community diversity. The amphibian skin is involved in pathogen defense and its microbiota has been relatively well studied, however, research focusing on the cane toad microbiota is l...
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Recent advances in single-cell genomic and metagenomic techniques have facilitated the discovery of numerous previously unknown, deep branches of the tree of life that lack cultured representatives. Many of these candidate phyla are composed of microorganisms with minimalistic, streamlined genomes lacking some core metabolic pathways, which may con...
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Microbiome studies show altered microbiota in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), both in terms of taxonomic composition and metabolic capacity. These studies utilized a traditional bioinformatics methodology, which allows for accurate taxonomic assignment down to the genus level, but cannot accurately resolve species level membership. W...
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Background Coral reefs are the most biodiverse ecosystems in the marine realm, and they not only contribute a plethora of ecosystem services to other marine organisms, but they also are beneficial to humankind via, for instance, their role as nurseries for commercially important fish species. Corals are considered holobionts (host + symbionts) sinc...
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Background. Coral reefs are the most biodiverse ecosystems in the marine realm, and they not only contribute a plethora of ecosystem services to other marine organisms, but they also are beneficial to humankind via, for instance, their role as nurseries for commercially important fish species. Corals are considered holobionts (host + symbionts) sin...
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Previous microbiome studies at the genus level have described altered microbiota in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), both in terms of taxonomic composition and metabolic capacity. We applied high-resolution microbiome profiling (Resphera Insight) to analyze 16S rRNA sequencing data in saliva and tissue samples from HNSCC patients and...
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Infectious diseases with epizootic consequences have not been fully studied in marine mammals. Presently, the unprecedented depth of sequencing, made available by high-throughput approaches, allows detailed comparisons of the microbiome in health and disease. This is the first report of the striped dolphin microbiome in different body sites. Sample...
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Planctomycetes, a unique group of widespread and understudied bacteria, are known to be associated with macroalgae. The temporal dynamics and the host-specific association of planctomycetal communities on Fucus spiralis, Ulva sp. and Chondrus crispus from two locations in the North Coast of Portugal were assessed both by denaturing gradient gel ele...
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Systemic inflammatory events and localized disease, mediated by the microbiome, may be measured in saliva as head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) diagnostic and prognostic biomonitors. We used a 16S rRNA V3-V5 marker gene approach to compare the saliva microbiome in DNA isolated from Oropharyngeal (OPSCC), Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcino...
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Systemic inflammatory events and localized disease, mediated by the microbiome, may be measured in saliva as head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) diagnostic and prognostic biomonitors. We compared the saliva microbiome in DNA isolated from 38 patients and 25 normal oral cavity epithelium controls to characterize the HNSCC microbiota before...
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The hoatzin is the only known folivorous bird with foregut fermentation, and is distributed in Venezuela in rivers of the central savannas to the eastern Orinoco River. Differences in diet are expected to affect the digestive microbiota and we hypothesized that hoatzins from different habitats might have a different crop microbiota. We thus charact...
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Animals have co-evolved with mutualistic microbial communities, known as the microbiota, which are essential for organ development and function. We hypothesize that modern animal husbandry practices exert an impact on the intestinal microbiota. In this study, we compared the structure of the fecal microbiota between feral and domestic goats using t...
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The capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) is the world's largest living rodent. Native to South America, this hindgut fermenter is herbivorous and coprophagous and uses its enlarged cecum to digest dietary plant material. The microbiota of specialized hindgut fermenters has remained largely unexplored. The aim of this work was to describe the compos...
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Foregut fermentation occurs in mammalian ruminants and in one bird, the South American folivorous hoatzin. This bird has an enlarged crop with a function analogous to the rumen, where foregut microbes degrade the otherwise indigestible plant matter, providing energy to the host from foregut fermentation, in addition to the fermentation that occurs...