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Débora Alvares Leite Figueiredo

  • PhD Student
  • Butantan Institute
  • 2PublicationsNumber of items in Débora Alvares Leite's My Publications folder on Mendeley.

Research interests

Ocean acidificationInnate immune systemSea urchinAntimicrobial peptidesToxinsToxinology


PhD student in the Biotechnology Postgraduate Program at the University of Sao Paulo. Master of Science - Cell and Tissue Biology - at the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of São Paulo (USP). Bachelor in Biological Sciences at Universidade Paulista (2010). Has experience in Biotechnology, Cell and Tissue Biology, acting on the following topics: toxinology, antimicrobial peptides, protein purification, sea urchin, innate immunity and climate change.

Publications (2)

  • OA biology_1423532819

  • Ocean acidification affects parameters of immune response and extracellular pH in tropical sea urchins Lytechinus variegatus and Echinometra luccunter

    • Leite Figueiredo D
    • Branco P
    • dos Santos D
    • et al.
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Professional experience

PhD Student

Instituto Butantan

August 2015 - Present



University of São Paulo

October 2011 - May 2014(3 years)


Universidade Paulista

January 2007 - December 2010(4 years)