ARC Research Associate
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.
I am a population geneticist focusing on the evolution of humans and closely related species. I work across a wide range of topics at the forefront of modern human evolutionary genetics, including demographic inference, comparative genomics and natural selection.
Currently, my main research focus revolves around human evolution during the Pleistocene, in particular the admixture events between so-called modern and archaic humans after the out-of-Africa and before human colonisation of Sahul.
I am expert on uncovering signatures of natural selection in the genome, in particular balancing selection, and continue to study how advantageous genetic diversity can be maintained for millions of years in natural populations.
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review French Can read, speak and understand spoken Portuguese Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Spanish; Castilian Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title 2012 - 2016 Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Germany PhD in Evolutionary Genetics — University of Porto Portugal MSc Forensic and Population Genetics
Year Citation 2020 Williams, M., & Teixeira, J. (2020). A genetic perspective on human origins. Biochemist, 42(1), 6-10.
2020 O'Neill, M., Laval, G., Aguiar Macedo Teixeira, J., Palmenberg, A., & Pepperell, C. (2020). Genetic susceptibility to severe childhood asthma and rhinovirus-C maintained by balancing selection in humans for 150 000 years. Human molecular genetics, 29(5), 736-744.
2020 Barquera, R., Collen, E., Di, D., Buhler, S., Aguiar Macedo Teixeira, J., Llamas, B., . . . Sanchez-Mazas, A. (2020). Binding affinities of 438 HLA proteins to complete proteomes of seven pandemic viruses and distributions of strongest and weakest HLA peptide binders in populations worldwide. HLA, OnlinePubl, 22 pages.
2019 Teixeira, J., & Cooper, A. (2019). Using hominin introgression to trace modern human dispersals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(31), 15327-15332.
DOI Scopus2 WoS3
2018 Bitarello, B. D., de Filippo, C., Teixeira, J. C., Schmidt, J. M., Kleinert, P., Meyer, D., & Andrés, A. M. (2018). Signatures of Long-Term Balancing Selection in Human Genomes. Genome Biology and Evolution, 10(3), 939-955.
DOI WoS16 Europe PMC7
2015 Nogueiro, I., Teixeira, J., Amorim, A., Gusmao, L., & Alvarez, L. (2015). On two Jewish clades in mitochondrial DNA Reply. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN GENETICS, 23(8), 994-995.
2015 Nogueiro, I., Teixeira, J. C., Amorim, A., Gusmão, L., & Alvarez, L. (2015). Portuguese crypto-Jews: the genetic heritage of a complex history. Frontiers in Genetics, 6, 1-12.
DOI WoS6 Europe PMC2
2015 Teixeira, J. C., de Filippo, C., Weihmann, A., Meneu, J. R., Racimo, F., Dannemann, M., . . . Andrés, A. M. (2015). Long-Term Balancing Selection in LAD1 Maintains a Missense Trans-Species Polymorphism in Humans, Chimpanzees, and Bonobos. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 32(5), 1186-1196.
DOI WoS26 Europe PMC17
2015 Nogueiro, I., Teixeira, J., Amorim, A., Gusmão, L., & Alvarez, L. (2015). Echoes from Sepharad: signatures on the maternal gene pool of crypto-Jewish descendants. European Journal of Human Genetics, 23(5), 693-699.
DOI WoS9 Europe PMC3
2014 Key, F. M., Teixeira, J. C., de Filippo, C., & Andrés, A. M. (2014). Advantageous diversity maintained by balancing selection in humans. Current Opinion in Genetics & Development, 29, 45-51.
DOI WoS45 Europe PMC30
2011 Teixeira, J., Nogueiro, I., Goios, A., Gusmão, L., Amorim, A., & Alvarez, L. (2011). Mitochondrial DNA-control region sequence variation in the NE Portuguese Jewish community. Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series, 3(1), e51-e52.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2020 Co-Supervisor Studying the impact of Old World diseases on Native South American populations via ancient DNA Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Evelyn Jane Collen 2019 Co-Supervisor Genetic History of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Xavier Roca Rada 2018 Co-Supervisor Reconstructing the Population History of Wallacea and Sahul Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Gludhug Ariyo Purnomo
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