Dr. Almeida came to Texas Biomed from Brazil in August 2011, bringing a specialized background in bioinformatics. This field applies advanced computer science and information technology to the analysis of biological information. He is applying those skills to the ongoing family studies at Texas Biomed, which are analyzing extended family pedigrees to find genetic factors that underlie complex traits and diseases. He is working with John Blangero, Ph.D., and others to discover genes and gene pathways that play a role in phenotypes like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, basic brain biology and mental illnesses.
Doctoral Degree: Ph.D. Bioinformatics (2010)
University of Sao Paulo Sao Paulo , Brazil
Bachelor's Degree Bachelor's Biology (2004)
Pontificia Universidade de Católica de Campinas PUC Campinas , Brazil
An empirical evaluation of imputation accuracy for association statistics reveals increased type-I error rates in genome-wide associations.
Almeida MAA, Oliveira PSL, Pereira TV, Krieger JE, Pereira AC
BMC Genet 12 (Jan 20): 10, 2011
PubMed ID: 21251252
Insights into the organization of dorsal spinal cord pathways from an evolutionarily conserved raldh2 intronic enhancer.
Castillo HA, Cravo RM, Azambuja AP, Simões-Costa MS, Sura-Trueba S, Gonzalez J, Slonimsky E, Almeida K, Abreu JG, de Almeida MA, Sobreira TP, de Oliveira SH, de Oliveira PS, Signore IA, Colombo A, Concha ML, Spengler TS, Bronner-Fraser M, Nobrega M, Rosenthal N, Xavier-Neto J
Development 137 (3): 507-18, 2010
PubMed ID: 20081195