Luis Paulo Silveira Alves - Visiting PhD Student


Luis Paulo Silveira Alves

Research Scholar – Ph.D. Student

201 Life Science Center

1201 Rollins Road

University of Missouri

Columbia, MO 65211


Lab phone: (573) 884 4799



2007-2011 –BS – Biological Sciences- Federal University of Paraná-UFPR- Curitiba-Brazil.

2012-2014 – MS- Biochemistry Sciences- Federal University of Paraná-Curitiba-Brazil.

2014-present –PhD Student of Biochemistry Sciences – Federal University of Paraná-Curitiba-Brazil. Thesis topic: Investigation of the Role of Phasin Proteins in Polyhydroxyalkanoate Biosynthesis and in the Anti-Stress Response in Bacteria Advisor: Dr. Marcelo Müller dos Santos.

March, 2017-present – Research Scholar – Division of Plant Sciences, University of Missouri.



Plant-bacteria interaction with the model plants lant-bacteria interaction with the model plants Brachypodium distachyum and Setaria viridis. 

Advisor: Dr. Gary Stacey



ALVES, L.P.S. ; ALMEIDA, A.T. ; CRUZ, L.M. ; PEDROSA, F.O. ; DE SOUZA, E.M. ; CHUBATSU, L.S.; MÜLLER-SANTOS, M. ; VALDAMERI, G. A simple and efficient method for poly-3-hydroxybutyrate quantification in diazotrophic bacteria within 5 minutes using flow cytometry. Brazilian journal of medical and biological research, v. 50, p. e5492, 2017.

ALVES, LUIS P. S.; TEIXEIRA, CÍCERO S.; TIRAPELLE, EVANDRO F.; DONATTI, LUCÉLIA; Tadra-Sfeir, Michelle Z.; STEFFENS, MARIA B. R.; de Souza, Emanuel M.; DE OLIVEIRA PEDROSA, FABIO; Chubatsu, Leda S.; Müller-Santos, Marcelo. Backup Expression of the PhaP2 Phasin Compensates for phaP1 Deletion in Herbaspirillum seropedicae, Maintaining Fitness and PHB Accumulation. Frontiers in Microbiology (Online), v. 7, p. 739, 2016.