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Alejandro  Avilés-Reyes

Alejandro Avilés-Reyes


Ph.D in Microbiology & Immunology, University of Rochester, 2016

Current position

Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Oral Biology, University of Florida


  1. Freires, I. A., Avilés-Reyes, A., Kitten, T., Simpson-Haidaris, P. J., Swartz, M., Knight, P. A., Rosalen, P. L., Lemos, J. A. and Abranches, J. (2016). Heterologous Expression of Streptococcus mutans Cnm in Lactococcus lactis Promotes Intracellular Invasion, Adhesion to Human Cardiac Tissues and Virulence. Virulence. (Epub ahead of print)
  2. Avilés-Reyes, A., Miller, J. H., Lemos, J. A. and Abranches, J. (2016). The Collagen Binding Proteins of Streptococcus mutans and Related Streptococci. Mol Oral Microbiol. (Epub ahead of print)
  3. Miller, J. H., Avilés-Reyes, A., Scott-Anne, K., Gregoire, S., Watson, G. E., Sampson, E., Progulske-Fox, A., Koo, H., Bowen, W. H., Lemos, J. A. and Abranches, J. (2015). The collagen binding protein Cnm contributes to oral colonization and cariogenicity of Streptococcus mutans OMZ175. Infect Immun 83(5): 2001-2010.
  4. Avilés-Reyes A., Miller, J. H., Simpson-Haidaris, P. J., Hagen, F. K., Abranches, J. and Lemos, J. A. (2014). Modification of Streptococcus mutans Cnm by PgfS contributes to adhesion, endothelial cell invasion, and virulence. J Bacteriol 196(15): 2789-2797.
  5. Avilés-Reyes, A., Miller, J. H., Simpson-Haidaris, P. J., Lemos, J. A. and Abranches, J. (2014). Cnm is a major virulence factor of invasive Streptococcus mutans and part of a conserved three-gene locus. Mol Oral Microbiol 29(1): 11-23.
  6.  Abranches, J.*, Tijerina, P.*, Avilés-Reyes, A.*, Gaca, A. O., Kajfasz, J. K. and Lemos, J. A. (2014). The cell wall-targeting antibiotic stimulon of Enterococcus faecalis. PLoS One 8(6): e64875. (*Authors contributed equally to this work)
Protocols by Alejandro Avilés-Reyes
  1. Lectin Binding Analysis of Streptococcus mutans Glycoproteins
  2. Ex vivo Model of Human Aortic Valve Bacterial Colonization