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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


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.

Co-authors (27)

Publications (5)

  • 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
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  • Exploiting Genetic Information to Trace Plant Virus Dispersal in Landscapes

    • Picard C
    • Dallot S
    • Brunker K
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  • Elucidating the phylodynamics of endemic rabies virus in eastern Africa using whole-genome sequencing

    • Brunker K
    • Marston D
    • Horton D
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  • Molecular mechanisms of drug resistance in natural leishmania populations vary with genetic background

    • Decuypere S
    • Vanaerschot M
    • Brunker K
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  • Metabolomics to unveil and understand phenotypic diversity between pathogen populations

    • T'Kindt R
    • Scheltema R
    • Jankevics A
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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)