Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann

Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann,

Associate Professor

Department: Department of Comparative, Diagnostic & Population Medicine
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About Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann

I am a board certified veterinary anatomic pathologist involved and dedicated to research, diagnostic pathology, and training of professional students and veterinary anatomic pathology residents. I am particularly interested and passionate about dermatopathology and fungal diagnostics. I am committed to improvement of animal health and have focused my research career on investigating the role the skin microbiome plays in health and disease in companion animals, pathogenesis of infectious diseases, basic dermatopathology, and microbiology. A special area of my research interest is the development of molecular diagnostics for identification of fungal organisms in formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissues and cytology slides. Through many collaborations, I have supported toxicology studies, in particular investigating the effects of air pollution in animal models.


Clinical Service Award
2015 · Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, Texas A&M University
John Paul Delepane Award
2011 · College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University
ACVP Young Investigator Award – Experimental disease and Industrial and Toxicology Pathology, 2nd Place “Target cells infected by Cache Valley Virus in the ovine fetus"
2010 · 61st Annual Meeting of The American College of Veterinary Pathologists, Baltimore, MD
Graduate Student Scholarship Award
2009-2010 · College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University
L.P. Jones Pathology Resident Award
2009 · College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University
ACVP/AAVLD Diagnostic Pathology Travel Award “Central nervous system pathology of naturally ocurring Trypanosoma evansi infection in horses”
2007 · 58th Annual Meeting of The American College of Veterinary Pathologists, Savannah, GA.

Board Certifications

  • Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist
    American College of Veterinary Pathologists

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)


Areas of Interest
  • Dermatopathology
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Fungal Diagnostics
  • Skin Microbiome


Immunophenotype of the inflammatory response in the central and enteric nervous systems of cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus) experimentally infected with parrot bornavirus 2
Veterinary Pathology. [DOI] 10.1177/03009858211069166.
Characterization of staphylococcal communities on healthy and allergic feline skin
Veterinary Dermatology. 32(1) [DOI] 10.1111/vde.12885.
Characterization of the cutaneous mycobiota in Persian cats with severe dermatophytosis
Veterinary Dermatology. 32(4) [DOI] 10.1111/vde.12969. [PMID] 34033174.
Cytokine expression in feline allergic dermatitis and feline asthma
Veterinary Dermatology. 32(6) [DOI] 10.1111/vde.13022.
Diagnostic Accuracy of a Direct Panfungal Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay Performed on Stained Cytology Slides
Veterinary Pathology. 58(3):542-548 [DOI] 10.1177/0300985821991562.
Pyogranulomatous panniculitis in a domestic cat associated with Pseudomonas luteola infection
Veterinary Dermatology. 32(1) [DOI] 10.1111/vde.12893.
Characterization of Cutaneous Bacterial Microbiota from Superficial Pyoderma Forms in Atopic Dogs.
Pathogens (Basel, Switzerland). 9(8) [DOI] 10.3390/pathogens9080638. [PMID] 32781634.
Extranodal lymphoma in a bush dog (Speothos venaticus) – case report
Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia. 72(3):754-760 [DOI] 10.1590/1678-4162-11435.
Immersion Foot Syndrome in 6 Equids Exposed to Hurricane Floodwaters
Veterinary Pathology. 57(2):290-295 [DOI] 10.1177/0300985819900019.
Retrospective Analysis of Aetiological Agents Associated with Pulmonary Mycosis Secondary to Enteric Salmonellosis in Six Horses by Panfungal Polymerase Chain Reaction.
Journal of comparative pathology. 174:1-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jcpa.2019.10.002. [PMID] 31955794.
Correlating Gastrointestinal Histopathologic Changes to Clinical Disease Activity in Dogs With Idiopathic Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Veterinary Pathology. 56(3):435-443 [DOI] 10.1177/0300985818813090.
Distribution of Viral Antigen and Inflammatory Lesions in the Central Nervous System of Cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus) Experimentally Infected with Parrot Bornavirus 2
Veterinary Pathology. 56(1):106-117 [DOI] 10.1177/0300985818798112.
Histoplasmosis and multicentric lymphoma in a Nubian goat.
Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc. 31(5):770-773 [DOI] 10.1177/1040638719868810. [PMID] 31378198.
Pathology in Practice.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 255(3):313-316 [DOI] 10.2460/javma.255.3.313. [PMID] 31298639.
The feline cutaneous and oral microbiota are influenced by breed and environment.
PloS one. 14(7) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0220463. [PMID] 31361788.
The skin microbiome of vertebrates.
Microbiome. 7(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s40168-019-0694-6. [PMID] 31122279.
Novel association ofPsychrobacterandPseudomonaswith malodour in bloodhound dogs, and the effects of a topical product composed of essential oils and plant-derived essential fatty acids in a randomized, blinded, placebo-controlled study
Veterinary Dermatology. 29(6):465-e158 [DOI] 10.1111/vde.12689.
Pulmonary and systemic fungal infections in an Atlantic spotted dolphin and a Bryde’s whale, Brazil.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 128(1):73-79 [DOI] 10.3354/dao03207. [PMID] 29565255.
Are anti-ganglioside antibodies associated with proventricular dilatation disease in birds?
PeerJ. 5 [DOI] 10.7717/peerj.3144. [PMID] 28413724.
Atypical cutaneous cryptococcosis in four cats in the USA.
Veterinary dermatology. 28(4):405-e97 [DOI] 10.1111/vde.12423. [PMID] 28133852.
Chaetomiaceae Fungi, Novel Pathogens of Equine Neurotropic Phaeohyphomycosis.
Veterinary pathology. 54(5):813-819 [DOI] 10.1177/0300985817712558. [PMID] 28578629.
Characterization of the cutaneous mycobiota in healthy and allergic cats using next generation sequencing.
Veterinary dermatology. 28(1):71-e17 [DOI] 10.1111/vde.12373. [PMID] 27553477.
Interobserver Agreement Using Histological Scoring of the Canine Liver.
Journal of veterinary internal medicine. 31(3):778-783 [DOI] 10.1111/jvim.14684. [PMID] 28295598.
Nano-curcumin safely prevents streptozotocin-induced inflammation and apoptosis in pancreatic beta cells for effective management of Type 1 diabetes mellitus.
British journal of pharmacology. 174(13):2074-2084 [DOI] 10.1111/bph.13816. [PMID] 28409821.
The cutaneous ecosystem: the roles of the skin microbiome in health and its association with inflammatory skin conditions in humans and animals.
Veterinary dermatology. 28(1):60-e15 [DOI] 10.1111/vde.12408. [PMID] 28133874.
The feline skin microbiota: The bacteria inhabiting the skin of healthy and allergic cats.
PloS one. 12(6) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0178555. [PMID] 28575016.
Canine and Human Atopic Dermatitis: Two Faces of the Same Host-Microbe Interaction.
The Journal of investigative dermatology. 136(6):1087-1089 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jid.2016.03.015. [PMID] 27212648.
Serum C-reactive protein and S100A12 concentrations in dogs with hepatic disease.
The Journal of small animal practice. 57(9):459-64 [DOI] 10.1111/jsap.12504. [PMID] 27271454.
The Microbiome: The Trillions of Microorganisms That Maintain Health and Cause Disease in Humans and Companion Animals.
Veterinary pathology. 53(1):10-21 [DOI] 10.1177/0300985815595517. [PMID] 26220947.
The skin microbiome in allergen-induced canine atopic dermatitis.
Veterinary dermatology. 27(5):332-e82 [DOI] 10.1111/vde.12366. [PMID] 27485242.
What is living on your dog’s skin? Characterization of the canine cutaneous mycobiota and fungal dysbiosis in canine allergic dermatitis.
FEMS microbiology ecology. 91(12) [DOI] 10.1093/femsec/fiv139. [PMID] 26542075.
Immunization with a Borrelia burgdorferi BB0172-derived peptide protects mice against lyme disease.
PloS one. 9(2) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0088245. [PMID] 24505447.
Immunohistochemical expression of ionized calcium binding adapter molecule 1 in cutaneous histiocytic proliferative, neoplastic and inflammatory disorders of dogs and cats.
Journal of comparative pathology. 151(4):347-51 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jcpa.2014.07.003. [PMID] 25172051.
The skin microbiome in healthy and allergic dogs.
PloS one. 9(1) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0083197. [PMID] 24421875.
Ovine fetal immune response to Cache Valley virus infection.
Journal of virology. 87(10):5586-92 [DOI] 10.1128/JVI.01821-12. [PMID] 23468505.
Identification of the target cells and sequence of infection during experimental infection of ovine fetuses with Cache Valley virus.
Journal of virology. 86(9):4793-800 [DOI] 10.1128/JVI.06858-11. [PMID] 22379096.


2011 · Texas A&M University
Residency in Anatomic Pathology
2009 · Texas A&M University
Master of Science
2006 · Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (Brazil)
Veterinary Medicine
2004 · Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (Brazil)

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
VEM5751 Core Clk Appl Pathol
VEM5851 Senior Clk App Pathol

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