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Cara Brook, PhD

Bats host the most virulent-but not the most dangerous-zoonotic viruses.
Guth S, Mollentze N, Renault K, Streicker DG, Visher E, Boots M, Brook CE. Bats host the most virulent-but not the most dangerous-zoonotic viruses. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2022 04 05; 119(14):e2113628119.
PMID: 35349342

Full Genome Nobecovirus Sequences From Malagasy Fruit Bats Define a Unique Evolutionary History for This Coronavirus Clade.
Kettenburg G, Kistler A, Ranaivoson HC, Ahyong V, Andrianiaina A, Andry S, DeRisi JL, Gentles A, Raharinosy V, Randriambolamanantsoa TH, Ravelomanantsoa NAF, Tato CM, Dussart P, Heraud JM, Brook CE. Full Genome Nobecovirus Sequences From Malagasy Fruit Bats Define a Unique Evolutionary History for This Coronavirus Clade. Front Public Health. 2022; 10:786060.
PMID: 35223729

Cross-sectional cycle threshold values reflect epidemic dynamics of COVID-19 in Madagascar.
Andriamandimby SF, Brook CE, Razanajatovo N, Randriambolamanantsoa TH, Rakotondramanga JM, Rasambainarivo F, Raharimanga V, Razanajatovo IM, Mangahasimbola R, Razafindratsimandresy R, Randrianarisoa S, Bernardson B, Rabarison JH, Randrianarisoa M, Nasolo FS, Rabetombosoa RM, Ratsimbazafy AM, Raharinosy V, Rabemananjara AH, Ranaivoson CH, Razafimanjato H, Randremanana R, Héraud JM, Dussart P. Cross-sectional cycle threshold values reflect epidemic dynamics of COVID-19 in Madagascar. Epidemics. 2022 03; 38:100533.
PMID: 34896895

Optimizing COVID-19 control with asymptomatic surveillance testing in a university environment.
Brook CE, Northrup GR, Ehrenberg AJ. Optimizing COVID-19 control with asymptomatic surveillance testing in a university environment. Epidemics. 2021 12; 37:100527.
PMID: 34814094

Optimizing COVID-19 control with asymptomatic surveillance testing in a university environment.
Brook CE, Northrup GR, Ehrenberg AJ. Optimizing COVID-19 control with asymptomatic surveillance testing in a university environment. medRxiv. 2021 Oct 27.
PMID: 33442708

Launching a saliva-based SARS-CoV-2 surveillance testing program on a university campus.
Ehrenberg AJ, Moehle EA, Brook CE, Doudna Cate AH, Witkowsky LB, Sachdeva R, Hirsh A, Barry K, Hamilton JR, Lin-Shiao E, McDevitt S, Valentin-Alvarado L, Letourneau KN, Hunter L, Keller A, Pestal K, Frankino PA, Murley A, Nandakumar D, Stahl EC, Tsuchida CA, Gildea HK, Murdock AG, Hochstrasser ML, O'Brien E, Ciling A, Tsitsiklis A, Worden K, Dugast-Darzacq C, Hays SG, Barber CC, McGarrigle R, Lam EK, Ensminger DC, Bardet L, Sherry C, Harte A, Nicolette G, Giannikopoulos P, Hockemeyer D, Petersen M, Urnov FD, Ringeisen BR, Boots M, Doudna JA. Launching a saliva-based SARS-CoV-2 surveillance testing program on a university campus. PLoS One. 2021; 16(5):e0251296.
PMID: 34038425

The COVID-19 epidemic in Madagascar: clinical description and laboratory results of the first wave, march-september 2020.
Randremanana RV, Andriamandimby SF, Rakotondramanga JM, Razanajatovo NH, Mangahasimbola RT, Randriambolamanantsoa TH, Ranaivoson HC, Rabemananjara HA, Razanajatovo I, Razafindratsimandresy R, Rabarison JH, Brook CE, Rakotomanana F, Rabetombosoa RM, Razafimanjato H, Ahyong V, Raharinosy V, Raharimanga V, Raharinantoanina SJ, Randrianarisoa MM, Bernardson B, Randrianasolo L, Randriamampionona LBN, Tato CM, DeRisi JL, Dussart P, Vololoniaina MC, Randriatsarafara FM, Randriamanantany ZA, Heraud JM. The COVID-19 epidemic in Madagascar: clinical description and laboratory results of the first wave, march-september 2020. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2021 07; 15(4):457-468.
PMID: 33586912

Accelerated viral dynamics in bat cell lines, with implications for zoonotic emergence.
Brook CE, Boots M, Chandran K, Dobson AP, Drosten C, Graham AL, Grenfell BT, Müller MA, Ng M, Wang LF, van Leeuwen A. Accelerated viral dynamics in bat cell lines, with implications for zoonotic emergence. Elife. 2020 02 03; 9.
PMID: 32011232

A batty concept goes viral.
Brook CE. A batty concept goes viral. Nat Ecol Evol. 2019 12; 3(12):1620-1621.
PMID: 31740843

Host phylogenetic distance drives trends in virus virulence and transmissibility across the animal-human interface.
Guth S, Visher E, Boots M, Brook CE. Host phylogenetic distance drives trends in virus virulence and transmissibility across the animal-human interface. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2019 09 30; 374(1782):20190296.
PMID: 31401961

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