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Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Aikembayev AM, Lukhnova L, Temiraliyeva G, Meka-Mechenko T, Pazylov Y, Zakaryan S, Denissov G, Easterday R, Van Ert M, Keim P, Francesconi S, Blackburn J, Hugh-Jones M, and T. Hadfield. 2010. Historical distribution and molecular diversity of Bacillus anthracis in Kazakhstan. Emerg. Infect. Dis. In Press.
  • Tiller RV, De BK, Boshra M, Huynh L, Van Ert MN, Wagner DM, Klena J, Mohhsen TS, El-Shafie S, Keim P, Hoffmaster AR, Wilkins PP, and G Pimentel. 2009. Comparision of two multiple locus VNTR analysis methods for molecular strain typing of human Brucella melitensis isolates from the Middle East. J. Clin. Microbiol. July 47(7): 2226-2231.
  • Kenefic LJ, Pearson T, Okinaka RT, Chung WK, Max T, Van Ert MN, Marston CK, Gutierrez K, Swinford AK, Hoffmaster AR, and P. Keim. 2008. Texas isolates closely related to Bacillus anthracis Ames. Emerg. Infect. Dis. Sep 14(9):1494-1496.
  • Okinaka RT, Henrie M., Hill KK, Lowery KS, Van Ert M., Pearson T, Schupp J, Kenefic L., Beaudry J, Hoffstadler SA, Jackson PJ and P. Keim. 2008. Single nucleotide polymorphism typing of Bacillus anthracis from Sverdlovsk tissue. Emerg. Infect. Dis. Apr 14: 653-656.
  • Kenefic LJ, Beaudry J, Trim C, Daly R, Parmer R, Zanecki S, Huynh L, Van Ert MN, Wagner DM, Graham T, and P. Keim. 2008. High resolution genotyping of Bacillus anthracis outbreak strains using four highly mutable single nucleotide repeat markers. Lett. Appl. Microbiol. March 46(5): 600-603.
  • Kenefic LJ, Beaudry J, Trim C, Huynh L, Zanecki S, Matthews, M, Schupp J, Van Ert MN and P. Keim. 2008. A high resolution four-locus multiplex genotyping system in Bacillus anthracis. J. Microbiol. Methods. June 73(3): 269-272.
  • Huynh, L.Y., Matthew N. Van Ert, Ted Hadfield, William S. Probert, Bryan H. Bellaire, Michael Dobson, Robert J. Burgess, Robbin S. Weyant, Tanja Popovic, Shaylan Zanecki, David M. Wagner and Paul Keim. 2007. Multiple Locus Variable Number Tandem Repeat (VNTR) Analysis (MLVA) of Brucella spp. identifies species specific markers and insights into phylogenetic relationships. In V. S. Georgiev (ed.), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, NIH: Frontiers in Research.
  • Van Ert MN, Easterday WR, Huynh LY, Okinaka RT, Hugh-Jones ME, et al. 2007. Global Genetic Population Structure of Bacillus anthracis. PLoS ONE 2(5): e461. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0000461.
  • Van Ert MN, W. Ryan Easterday, Tatum S. Simonson, Jana M. U'Ren, Talima Pearson, Leo J. Kenefic, Joseph D. Busch, Lynn Y. Huynh, Megan Dukerich, Carla B. Trim, Jodi Beaudry, Amy Welty-Bernard, Timothy Read, Claire M. Fraser, Jacques Ravel, and Paul Keim. 2007. Strain-Specific Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism Assays for the Bacillus anthracis Ames Strain. J. Clin. Microbiol. January;45(1):47 53.
  • Angaya Maho, Alexandra Rossano, Herbert Hächler, Anita Holzer, Esther Schelling, Jakob Zinsstag, Mahamat, H. Hassane, Bhen S. Toguebaye, Ayayi J. Akakpo, Matthew Van Ert, Paul Keim, Leo Kenefic, Joachim Frey, and Vincent Perreten. 2006. Antibiotic Susceptibility and Molecular Diversity of Bacillus anthracis Strains Causing Animal Death in Chad; Detection of New Phylogenetic Groups. J. Clin. Microbiol. September; 44(9):3422 3425.
  • Vogler, A.J., C. Key, Y. Nemoto, R.E. Collman, Z. Jay, and P. Keim. 2006. Effect of repeat copy number on variable-number tandem repeat mutations in Escherichia coli O157;H7. J. Bacteriol. 188: 4253-4263.
  • U'Ren JM, Van Ert MN, Schupp JM, Easterday WR, Simonson TS, Okinaka RT, Pearson T, Keim P. 2005. Use of a real-time PCR TaqMan assay for rapid identification and differentiation of Burkholderia pseudomallei and Burkholderia mallei. J. Clin. Microbiol. Nov;43(11):5771-4.
  • *M. N. Van Ert, *Easterday R.W., T. S. Simonson, D. M. Wagner, L. J. Kenefic, C.J. Allender, and P. Keim. 2005. Use of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in the plcR gene for Specific identification of Bacillus anthracis. J. Clin. Microbiol. 43:1995-1997.
  • *M. N. Van Ert, *Easterday R.W., S. Zanecki and P. Keim. 2005. Specific detection of Bacillus anthracis using a TaqMan® mismatch amplification mutation assay (TaqMAMA). Biotechniques. 38:731-735.
  • D. Cheung, Kam K. M., Hau K. L., Au T.K., Marston, C.K., Gee J.E., Popovic T., Van Ert M. N., Kenefic L., Keim P. and A. R. Hoffmaster. 2005. Characterization of a Bacillus anthracis Isolate Causing a Rare Case of Fatal Anthrax in a 2-year-old Boy from Hong Kong. J. Clin. Microbiol. 45:1992-1995.
  • Fasanella, A, Van Ert M., Altamura S.A., Garofolo G, Buonavoglia, C., Leori, G., Huynh L., Zanecki S., and P. Keim. 2005. Molecular Diversity of Bacillus anthracis in Italy. J. Clin. Microbiol. 43: 3398-3401.
  • Van Ert, M.N., S.A. Hofstadler, Y. Jiang, J.D. Busch, D.M. Wagner, J.J. Drader, D.J. Ecker, J.C. Hannis, L.Y. Huynh, J.M. Schupp, T.S. Simonson, and P. Keim. 2004. Mass spectrometry provides accurate characterization of two genetic marker types in Bacillus anthracis. BioTechniques 37:642-651.
  • Keim, P., M.N. Van Ert, T. Pearson, A.J. Vogler, L.Y. Huynh, and D.M. Wagner. 2004. Anthrax molecular epidemiology and forensics: using the appropriate marker for different evolutionary scales. Infect. Genet. Evol. 4:205 213.
  • Pearson T, Busch JD, Ravel J, Read TD, Rhoton SD, U'Ren JM, Simonson TS, Kachur SM, Leadem RR, Cardon ML, Van Ert MN, Huynh LY, Fraser CM, Keim P. 2004. Phylogenetic discovery bias in Bacillus anthracis using single-nucleotide polymorphisms from whole-genome sequencing. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.USA. 2004 Sep 14;101(37):13536-41.
  • Allender, C.J., W.R. Easterday, M.N. Van Ert, D.M. Wagner, and P. Keim. 2004. High-throughput extraction of arthropod vector and pathogen DNA using bead milling. BioTechniques 37:730,732,734.
  • K. Leigh Eward, Van Ert M.N., Thornton, M. and C. E. Helmstetter. 2004. Cyclin mRNA stability does not vary during the cell cycle. Cell Cycle. Volume 3, Issue 8.
  • Slobodchikoff, C. M., S. H. Ackers, and M. Van Ert. 1998. Geographic variation in alarm calls of Gunnison's prairie dogs. Journal of Mammology. 79 (4):1265-1272.
  • Swaty, R. L., C. A. Gehring, M. Van Ert, and T. C. Theimer. 1998. Temporal variation in temperature and rainfall differently affects ectomycorrhizal colonization at two contrasting sites. New Phytologist. 139 (4): 733-739.

* Indicates joint lead authorship.

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Presented Papers and Posters

  • Van Ert, MN. Algae as a Fuel Source. Midwest Research Institute 2008 Annual Trustees Meeting. Kansas City, Missouri. January, 30 2008. (Paper)
  • Werner Ruppitsch, John Calaway, Matthew Van Ert, Ted Hadfield, Anna St���ger, Katharina Grif, Ariane Pietzka, Franz Allerberger. High Resolution Melting (HRM) Curve Analysis and strain-specific SNPs: A new method for differentiation of the Ames strain from other Bacillus anthracis strains. 18th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Madrid, Spain, 19 April-22 April 2008. (Poster)
  • Matthew N. Van Ert, W. R. Easterday, L. Y. Huynh, M. E. Hugh-Jones, T. Hadfield, J. Ravel, T. Pearson, T. S. Simonson, J. M. U'Ren, P. R. Coker, K. L. Smith, B. Wang, L. J. Kenefic, D. M. Wagner, C. M. Fraser-Liggett, and P. Keim. Genotyping Bacillus anthracis: from global diversity to epidemiological and bioforensic investigations. International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance, Vienna, Austria. 23-25 Feb 2007. (Paper)
  • Aikimbayev, A., Lukhnova,���L., Zakaryan,���S., Temiraliyeva,���G., Pazylov,���Y., Meka-Mechenko,���T., Easterday, W.R., Van Ert, M.N., Keim, P., Hadfield, T., Francesconi, S. C., Blackburn, J., Hugh-Jones, M. Molecular Diversity of Bacillus anthracis in Kazakhstan. 17th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Munich, Germany, 31 March - 3 April 2007. (Poster)
  • Van Ert, MN, W R Easterday, LY Huynh, ME Hugh-Jones, J Ravel, SR Zanecki, T Pearson, TS Simonson, JM U'Ren, SM Kachur, RR Leadem, SD Rhoton, G Zinser, J Farlow, PR Coker, KL Smith, B Wang, LJ Kenefic, CM Fraser, DM Wagner, P Keim. A Recent and Massive Evolutionary Radiation in Bacillus anthracis. Bacillus anthracis, B. cereus and B. thuringiensis International Conference. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. September 2005. (Paper)
  • M. Van Ert , W. R. Easterday , J. U'Ren , T. Pearson, S. Zanecki, T. Simonson, M. Wilson, L. Wong, M. Johnson , J. Ravel , C. Fraser , and P. Keim. Detecting and Subtyping Bacillus anthracis for Biodefense and Bioforensic Applications. Bacillus anthracis, B. cereus and B. thuringiensis International Conference. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. September 2005. (Paper)
  • Fasanella, A., Van Ert, M., Quaranta,V., Palazzo, L., Garofolo, G., Fabiano,M.P. Zanecki, S., Huynh, L., P. Keim. Genetic landscape of Bacillus anthracis in Italy and analysis of an anthrax epidemic in the Basilicata region. Bacillus anthracis, B. cereus and B. thuringiensis International Conference. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. September 2005. (Poster)
  • Van Ert, M.N. Detecting and Subtyping Bacillus anthracis for Biodefense and Bioforensic Applications. Bacterial Genotyping Symposium/Workshop, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, August 2005. (Paper)
  • Pearson, T., G. Allan, J. Schupp, D. Wagner, M. Van Ert, P. Keim. The effect of homoplasy on pairwise distances:using the Bacillus anthracis phylogeny to test model predictions. General meeting of American Society for Microbiology, Atlanta, Georgia, June 2005. (Poster)
  • *L. Y. Wong, *W. R. Easterday, M. Van Ert, T. Pearson, J. U'Ren, R. Leadem, S. Kachur, S. Rhoton, T. Simonson, J. Busch, M. Wilson, P. Brzoska, G. Spier, O. Petrauskene, M. Johnson, J. Ravel, C. M. Fraser, P. Keim. Design and Application of SNP-Based Identification of Bacillus anthracis Ames Strain. ASM Biodefense Conference, Baltimore, MD, March 2005. (Poster)
  • Van Ert, M.N. Molecular Epidemiology of Pathogens: High Resolution Fingerprinting of Brucella. 2004. Brucellosis Control Workshop. Almaty, Kazakhstan, July, 2004. (Paper)
  • W. R. Easterday, M. Van Ert, T. Pearson, T. Simonson, M. Dukerich, J. U'Ren, S. Rhoton, S. Kachur, R. Leadem, P. Keim; Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ. Genotyping Bacillus anthracis using  Canonical' SNPs. ASM Biodefense Conference, Baltimore, MD, March 2004. (Poster)
  • J. E. Farlow, A. Johansson, W. R. Easterday, M. Van Ert, P. Larsson, M. Dukerich, E. Chambers, M. Byström, J. Fox, M. Chu, M. Forsman, A. Sjöstedt, R. Okinaka, P. Keim. Characterization and Low-Level Detection of Francisella tularensis Isolates Using Multiple-Locus Variable-Number Tandem Repeat Analysis (MLVA) and Real-Time PCR. ASM Biodefense Conference, Baltimore, MD, March 2004. (Poster)
  • Wagner, D., C. Allender, M. Van Ert, R. Easterday, J. Girard, A. Vogler, I. Bailey, P. Keim. Using genetics and GPS technology to map plague outbreaks in prairie dog colonies. Annual meeting of Society for Vector Ecology, Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, October 2003. (Paper)
  • Van Ert, M., L. Huynh, D. Wagner, G. Zinser, D. Solomon, C. Keys, J. Farlow, K. Harding, K. Smith, P. Coker, M. Hugh-Jones, P. Keim. Evolutionary relationships in world wide Bacillus anthracis isolates as determined by Multiple-Locus Variable Number of Tandem Repeat (VNTR) analysis (MLVA). 5th International Conference on Anthrax, Nice, France, April 2003. (Poster)
  • Keim, P., L. Huynh, D. Solomon, M. Van Ert, A. Vogler, D. Wagner, K. Harding, P. Worsham, J. Schupp, P. Coker, M. Hugh-Jones. Single Nucleotide Repeats (SNRs) in the Bacillus anthracis genome are highly mutable. 5th International Conference on Anthrax, Nice, France, April 2003. (Poster)
  • Hofstadler, S., Jiang, Busch, J.D., Van Ert, M., Drader, J., Ecker, D., Hannis, J., Huynh, L.Y., Schupp, J.M., Simonson, T, P. Keim. Electrospray Ionization Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry to Characterize Single Nucleotide Polymorpism and Variable-Number Tandem Repeat loci in Bacillus anthracis. 5th International Conference on Anthrax, Nice, France, April 2003. (Poster)
  • Paul Keim, M. Van Ert, T. Read, J. Busch, J. Ravel, T. Pearson, L. Huynh, G. Zinser, D. Solomon, J. Farlow, C. Keys, K. Smith, L. Price, J. Schupp, P. Coker, K. Hill, K. Harding, P. Jackson, M. Hugh-Jones. Evolution of B. anthracis Subtypes from a B. cereus Ancestor: VNTR and SNP Analysis Define Evolutionary Pathways. 5th International Conference on Anthrax, Nice, France, April 2003. (Paper)

* Indicates joint lead authorship.

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