Alexandre Soares Rosado

Professor, Bioscience

Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division


Education Profile

  • Ph.D. Microbiology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil/ Wageningen University and Research (WUR)-Plant Research International, The Netherlands 1997
  • M.Sc. Microbiology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1993
  • BSc Biology, Gama Filho University, Brazil 1989 

Research Interests

Professor Rosado is an environmental microbiologist specialized in molecular ecology of soils, extreme environments, mangrove microbiomes, bioremediation and human microbiomes. His main research interests are centered around the study of microbial diversity, evolution and new microbial metabolisms, utilizing conventional microbiology associated to multi-omics approaches to understand the evolutionary history, ecological roles, and physiological capacity and capabilities of free-living and symbiotic microorganisms, including those found at the extremes of where life exists.

Rosado's research is inter- and multidisciplinary, at the interface of basic and applied (biotechnology/nature-based solutions) aspects of environmental processes. He is interested in understanding the relationships and molecular interactions among cells living in microbial consortia and between microorganisms and their hosts (plants or animals), with an emphasis on (but not limited to) extremophiles, carbon fixation, and nitrogen metabolism, novel metabolisms, microbial evolution, beneficial microorganisms for humans (probiotics) and ecosystems.

Selected Publications

  • Schultz, J.; Rosado, A.S. 2020. Extreme environments: A source of biosurfactant for biotechnological applications. Extremophiles, 24(2):189-206. doi: 10.1007/s00792-019-01151-2. 
  • Sarah M. Allard, Matthew T. Costa, Ashley N. Bulseco, Véronique Helfer, Laetitia G. E. Wilkins, Christiane Hassenrück, Karsten Zengler, Martin Zimmer, Natalia Erazo, Jorge L. Mazza Rodrigues, Norman Duke, Vânia M. M. Melo, Inka Vanwonterghem, Howard Junca, Huxley M. Makonde, Diego Javier Jiménez, Tallita C. L. Tavares, Marco Fusi, Daniele Daffonchio, Carlos M. Duarte, Raquel S. Peixoto, Alexandre S. Rosado, Jack A. Gilbert, Jeff Bowman. 2020. Introducing the Mangrove Microbiome Initiative: Identifying Microbial Research Priorities and Approaches To Better Understand, Protect, and Rehabilitate Mangrove Ecosystems
    mSystems, 5 (5) e00658-20; DOI: 10.1128/mSystems.00658-20
  • Van Elsas, J.D., Trevors, J., Rosado, A.S., Nannipieri, P. 2019. Modern Soil Microbiology, 3th Edition. Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.A. CRC Press -2019. 472 Pg - ISBN 9781498763530 - CAT# K28975
  • Lopez JV, Peixoto RS, Rosado AS. Inevitable Future: Space Colonization Beyond Earth with Microbes First. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 22. pii: fiz127. doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiz127. 2019 (Editor's Choice article) 
  • Teixeira, L.; Peixoto, Raquel S.; Cury, J.C.; Sul, W.J.; Pellizari, V.H.; Tiedje, J.; Rosado, A.S. 2010. Bacterial diversity in rhizosphere soil from Antarctic vascular plants of Admiralty Bay, maritime Antarctica. The ISME Journal, 989-1001.