Jeffrey Foster, Ph.D.

Jeffrey Foster, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Educational Background:

Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2005
B.A., Northwestern University, 1995

General Area of Interest and/or Speciality:  

Disease ecology, pathogen genomics, avian ecology

Representative Publications:

Kreizinger, Z., J.T. Foster, Z. Rónai, K. Sulyok, A. Csivincsik, E. Wehmann, S. Jánosi, and M. Gyuranecz. 2014. Genetic relatedness of Brucella suis biovar 2 isolates from hares, wild boars and domestic pigs from Hungary and Europe. Veterinary Microbiology 172:492-498. DOI: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2014.05.031.

Wattam, R., J.T. Foster, S. Mane, S. Beckstrom-Sternberg, J. Beckstrom-Sternberg, A. Dickerman, P. Keim, T. Pearson, M. Shukla, D. Ward, K. Williams, B. Sobral, R. Tsolis, A. Whatmore, and D. O’Callaghan. 2014. Comparative phylogenomics and evolution of the Brucellae: a path to virulence. Journal of Bacteriology 196:920-30. DOI: 10.1128/JB.01091-13.

Garofolo, G., F. De Massis, K. Zilli, M. Ancora, C. Cammà, P. Calistri, E. Di Giannatale, and J.T. Foster. 2013. Investigating genetic diversity of Brucella abortus and B. melitensis in Italy using MLVA-16. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 19: 59–70. DOI: 10.1016/j.meegid.2013.06.021.

Leiser, O., J.L. Corn, B. Schmit, P. Keim, and J.T. Foster. 2013. Feral swine brucellosis in the United States and prospective genetic techniques for disease epidemiology. Veterinary Microbiology 166: 1–10. DOI: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2013.02.025.

Foster, J.T., L.B. Price, S.M. Beckstrom-Sternberg, W.D. Brown, D.M. Kiesling, C. Allen, T. Pearson, F. Roberto, J. Beckstrom-Sternberg, and P. Keim. 2012. Genotyping of Brucella species using clade specific SNPs. BMC Microbiology 12:110. DOI:10.1186/1471-2180-12-110.

Foster, J.T., G.J. Allan, A.P. Chan, P.D. Rabinowicz, J. Ravel, P.J. Jackson, and P. Keim. 2010. Single nucleotide polymorphisms for assessing genetic diversity in castor bean (Ricinus communis). BMC Plant Biology 10:13

Pearson, T., R.T. Okinaka, J.T. Foster, and P. Keim. 2009. Phylogenetic understanding of clonal populations in an era of whole genome sequencing. Infection, Genetics & Evolution 9:1010-19.

Foster, J.T., 2009. The history and impacts of exotic birds in the Hawaiian Islands. Chapter 13 in T.K. Pratt, C.T. Atkinson, P.C. Banko, J.D. Jacobi, and B.L. Woodworth, eds. Conservation biology of Hawaiian Forest Birds. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT.

Foster, J.T., R.T. Okinaka, R. Svensson, K. Shaw, B.K. De, R. Robison, W. Probert, L. Kenefic, W. Brown, and P. Keim. 2008. Real-time PCR assays of single-nucleotide polymorphisms defining the major Brucella clades. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 46: 296-301.

Foster, J.T., B.L. Woodworth, P.J. Hart, L.E. Eggert, D. Palmer, D.C. Duffy, and R.C. Fleischer. 2007. Genetic structure and evolved malaria resistance in Hawaiian honeycreepers. Molecular Ecology 16:4738-4746.

Foster, J.T. and S. K. Robinson. 2007. Introduced birds and the fate of Hawaiian rainforests. Conservation Biology 21:1248–1257.

Jeffrey Foster
Rudman Hall, Room 291
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: 
(603) 862-5359