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Kirstyn Brunker

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  • Postdoctoral assistant
  • University of Glasgow Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
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Research interests

Infectious disease transmissionPhylodynamicsEcology and evolution of pathogensLandscape epidemiology of rabies virus in domestic dog populations

About

I am interested in the ecology and evolution of pathogens. I am currently working on using genetic information to characterise rabies virus transmission in domestic dogs.

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Publications

Environmental risk factors for Ixodes ricinus ticks and their infestation on lambs in a changing ecosystem: Implications for tick control and the impact of woodland encroachment on tick-borne disease in livestock

  • Gilbert L
  • Brunker K
  • Lande U
Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment (2017)
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Elucidating the phylodynamics of endemic rabies virus in eastern Africa using whole-genome sequencing

  • Brunker K
  • Marston D
  • Horton D
Virus Evolution (2015)
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Integrating the landscape epidemiology and genetics of RNA viruses: rabies in domestic dogs as a model

  • Brunker K
  • Hampson K
  • Horton D
Parasitology (2012)
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Molecular mechanisms of drug resistance in natural leishmania populations vary with genetic background

  • Decuypere S
  • Vanaerschot M
  • Brunker K
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases (2012)
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Metabolomics to unveil and understand phenotypic diversity between pathogen populations

  • T'Kindt R
  • Scheltema R
  • Jankevics A
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases (2010)
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Professional experience

Postdoctoral assistant

Glasgow University

January 2016 - Present

PhD student

Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health, University of Glasgow

September 2011 - Present

Education history

MRes Ecology (Distinction)

University of Aberdeen

September 2010 - September 2011(a year)

BSc (Hons)

University of Glasgow

September 2004 - June 2008(4 years)