Kurt Vandegrift

Associate Professor

Research Summary

Disease ecology with an emphasis on the population dynamics of zoonotic parasites and reservoir hosts.

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Ecology Parasites Viruses Ticks Infectious Diseases Hepacivirus Surveillance Reuse Phylogeny Metadata Liver Diseases Public Health Human Influenza Pathogens Rodentia Pest Oxyurida Thogotovirus North America Cattle Diseases Orthomyxoviridae Hydrogen Nematoda Standards Flavivirus Infections

Most Recent Papers

Computational prediction of the effect of amino acid changes on the binding affinity between SARS-CoV-2 spike RBD and human ACE2

Chen Chen, Veda Sheersh Boorla, Deepro Banerjee, Ratul Chowdhury, Victoria S. Cavener, Ruth H. Nissly, Abhinay Gontu, Nina R. Boyle, Kurt Vandegrift, Meera Surendran Nair, Suresh V. Kuchipudi, Costas D. Maranas, 2021, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Species-Level Profiling of Ixodes pacificus Bacterial Microbiomes Reveals High Variability across Short Spatial Scales at Different Taxonomic Resolutions

Kayla M. Socarras, Joshua P. Earl, Jaroslaw E. Krol, Archana Bhat, Max Pabilonia, Meghan H. Harrison, Steven P. Lang, Bhaswati Sen, Azad Ahmed, Michael Hester, Joshua Chang Mell, Kurt Vandegrift, Garth D. Ehrlich, 2021, Genetic Testing on p. 551-562

Rodent virus diversity and differentiation across post-katrina new orleans

Anna C. Peterson, Himanshu Sharma, Arvind Kumar, Bruno M. Ghersi, Scott J. Emrich, Kurt J. Vandegrift, Amit Kapoor, Michael J. Blum, 2021, Sustainability (Switzerland)

Influenza C and D viral load in cattle correlates with bovine respiratory disease (BRD): Emerging role of orthomyxoviruses in the pathogenesis of BRD

Ruth Nissly, Noriza Zaman, Ibrahim, Puteri Ainaa S., Puteri Ainaa S. Ibrahim, Ibrahim PAS, Kaitlin McDaniel, Levina Lim, Jennifer Kiser, Ian Bird, Shubhada Chothe, Gitanjali Bhushan, Kurt Vandegrift, Holly Neibergs, Kuchipudi, Suresh, V, Suresh V. Kuchipudi, 2020, Virology on p. 10-15

Presence of segmented flavivirus infections in North America

Kurt Vandegrift, Arvind Kumar, Himanshu Sharma, Satyapramod Murthy, Laura Kramer, Richard Ostfeld, Peter Hudson, Amit Kapoor, 2020, Emerging Infectious Diseases on p. 1810-1817

The ecology of new constituents of the tick virome and their relevance to public health

Kurt J. Vandegrift, Amit Kapoor, 2019, Viruses

MIReAD, a minimum information standard for reporting arthropod abundance data

Samuel S.C. Rund, Kyle Braak, Lauren Cator, Kyle Copas, Scott J. Emrich, Gloria I. Giraldo-Calderón, Michael A. Johansson, Naveed Heydari, Donald Hobern, Sarah A. Kelly, Daniel Lawson, Cynthia Lord, Robert M. MacCallum, Dominique G. Roche, Sadie J. Ryan, Dmitry Schigel, Kurt Vandegrift, Matthew Watts, Jennifer M. Zaspel, Samraat Pawar, 2019, Scientific data

Increasing Babesiosis in Southeastern Pennsylvania, 2008–2017

Hans H. Liu, Lisa Cushinotto, Olarae Giger, Gary Daum, Patricia McBride, Elizabeth A. Negron, Kurt Vandegrift, Luciano Kapelusznik, 2019, Open Forum Infectious Diseases

Viral persistence, liver disease, and host response in a hepatitis C–like virus rat model

Sheetal Trivedi, Satyapramod Murthy, Himanshu Sharma, Alex S. Hartlage, Arvind Kumar, Sashi V. Gadi, Peter Simmonds, Lokendra V. Chauhan, Troels K.H. Scheel, Eva Billerbeck, Peter D. Burbelo, Charles M. Rice, W. Ian Lipkin, Kurt Vandegrift, John M. Cullen, Amit Kapoor, 2018, Hepatology on p. 435-448

Towards an eco-phylogenetic framework for infectious disease ecology

Nicholas M. Fountain-Jones, William D. Pearse, Luis E. Escobar, Ana Alba-Casals, Scott Carver, T. Jonathan Davies, Simona Kraberger, Monica Papeş, Kurt Vandegrift, Katherine Worsley-Tonks, Meggan E. Craft, 2018, Biological Reviews on p. 950-970

Most-Cited Papers

Identification of rodent homologs of hepatitis C virus and pegiviruses

Amit Kapoor, Peter Simmonds, Troels K.H. Scheel, Brian Hjelle, John M. Cullen, Peter D. Burbelo, Lokendra V. Chauhan, Raja Duraisamy, Maria Sanchez Leon, Komal Jain, Kurt Jason Vandegrift, Charles H. Calisher, Charles M. Rice, W. Ian Lipkin, 2013, mBio

Towards an eco-phylogenetic framework for infectious disease ecology

Nicholas M. Fountain-Jones, William D. Pearse, Luis E. Escobar, Ana Alba-Casals, Scott Carver, T. Jonathan Davies, Simona Kraberger, Monica Papeş, Kurt Vandegrift, Katherine Worsley-Tonks, Meggan E. Craft, 2018, Biological Reviews on p. 950-970

Viral persistence, liver disease, and host response in a hepatitis C–like virus rat model

Sheetal Trivedi, Satyapramod Murthy, Himanshu Sharma, Alex S. Hartlage, Arvind Kumar, Sashi V. Gadi, Peter Simmonds, Lokendra V. Chauhan, Troels K.H. Scheel, Eva Billerbeck, Peter D. Burbelo, Charles M. Rice, W. Ian Lipkin, Kurt Vandegrift, John M. Cullen, Amit Kapoor, 2018, Hepatology on p. 435-448

The ecology of new constituents of the tick virome and their relevance to public health

Kurt J. Vandegrift, Amit Kapoor, 2019, Viruses

Bird migration and avian influenza

Eli S. Bridge, Jeffrey F. Kelly, Xiangming Xiao, John Y. Takekawa, Nichola J. Hill, Mat Yamage, Enam Ul Haque, Mohammad Anwarul Islam, Taej Mundkur, Kiraz Erciyas Yavuz, Paul Leader, Connie Y.H. Leung, Bena Smith, Kyle A. Spragens, Kurt J. Vandegrift, Parviez R. Hosseini, Samia Saif, Samiul Mohsanin, Andrea Mikolon, Ausrafal Islam, Acty George, Balachandran Sivananinthaperumal, Peter Daszak, Scott H. Newman, 2014, Ecological Indicators on p. 266-273

Bank voles (Myodes glareolus) and house mice (Mus musculus musculus; M. m. domesticus) in Europe are each parasitized by their own distinct species of Aspiculuris (Nematoda, Oxyurida)

J. M. Behnke, A. Stewart, A. Bajer, M. Grzybek, P. D. Harris, A. Lowe, A. Ribas, L. Smales, Kurt Vandegrift, 2015, Parasitology on p. 1493-1505

MIReAD, a minimum information standard for reporting arthropod abundance data

Samuel S.C. Rund, Kyle Braak, Lauren Cator, Kyle Copas, Scott J. Emrich, Gloria I. Giraldo-Calderón, Michael A. Johansson, Naveed Heydari, Donald Hobern, Sarah A. Kelly, Daniel Lawson, Cynthia Lord, Robert M. MacCallum, Dominique G. Roche, Sadie J. Ryan, Dmitry Schigel, Kurt Vandegrift, Matthew Watts, Jennifer M. Zaspel, Samraat Pawar, 2019, Scientific data

Influenza C and D viral load in cattle correlates with bovine respiratory disease (BRD): Emerging role of orthomyxoviruses in the pathogenesis of BRD

Ruth Nissly, Noriza Zaman, Ibrahim, Puteri Ainaa S., Puteri Ainaa S. Ibrahim, Ibrahim PAS, Kaitlin McDaniel, Levina Lim, Jennifer Kiser, Ian Bird, Shubhada Chothe, Gitanjali Bhushan, Kurt Vandegrift, Holly Neibergs, Kuchipudi, Suresh, V, Suresh V. Kuchipudi, 2020, Virology on p. 10-15

Peromyscus as a model system for human hepatitis C

Kurt J. Vandegrift, Justin T. Critchlow, Amit Kapoor, David A. Friedman, Peter J. Hudson, 2017, Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology on p. 123-130

Presence of segmented flavivirus infections in North America

Kurt Vandegrift, Arvind Kumar, Himanshu Sharma, Satyapramod Murthy, Laura Kramer, Richard Ostfeld, Peter Hudson, Amit Kapoor, 2020, Emerging Infectious Diseases on p. 1810-1817