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Chad S. Brooks

Professor, Associate Provost for Research and Dean, College of Graduate StudiesChad Brooks

McReynolds, 119A
P.O. Box 4458
Clarksville, TN 37044


Ph.D. University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (Microbiology), 2004
M.S. Middle Tennessee State University (Biology), 1999
B.S. University of Tennessee, Martin (Biology), 1996 


Cellular and Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biotechnology

Research Interests

Molecular basis of microbial pathogenesis

Selected Publications

Regester, K. J, H. C. Eisenman, J. L. Stragand, and C. S. Brooks. 2016. First Reported Detection of the Amphibian Pathogens Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and Ranavirus in the Common Mudpuppy (Necturus m. maculosus). Herpetological Review 47: 397–400.

O'Bryan, C.J., M. J. Gray and C.S Brooks. 2012. Presence of Ranavirus Infection in Amphibian Populations of Tennessee, USA. Herpetological Review 43(2),293-295.

Chatfield, M. W. H., B. B. Rothermel, C. Brooks, and J. Kay. 2009. Detection of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in amphibians from the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee, USA. Herpetological Review 40(2), 176-179.

Farone, A. L., O'Donnell, S. M., Brooks, C. S., Young, K. M., Pierce, J. M., Dermody, T. S. and M. B. Farone. 2006. Reovirus strain-dependent inflammatory cytokine responses and replication patterns in a human monocyte cell line. Viral Immunol. 2006 Summer; 19(3):546-57.

Brooks, C. S., A. Jett, S. Vuppalla, and D. R. Akins. 2006. Identification of Borrelia burgdorferi outer surface proteins. Infect Immun. Jan;74(l ):296-304.

Brooks, C. S., A. Jett, S. Vuppalla, and D. R. Akins. 2005. Complement regulator acquiring surface protein1 (CRASP-1) imparts resistance to human serum in Borrelia burgdorferi. Journal of Immunology. 175(5):3299-308.

Anderton, J. M., R. Tokarz, C. D. Thill, C. J. Kuhlow, C. S. Brooks, D. R. Akins, L. I. Katona, and J. L. Benach. 2004. Whole genome DNA array analysis of the response of Borrelia burgdorferi to a bactericidal monoclonal antibody. Infect. Immun. 72(4):203544.

Brooks, C. S., P. S. Hefty, S. E. Jolliff, and D. R. Akins. 2003. Global analysis of Borrelia burgdorferi genes regulated by mammalian host-specific signals. Infect. Immun. 71 :3371-3383.

Ojaimi, C. C. S. Brooks, S. Casjens, P. Rosa, A. Elias, A. Barbour, A. Jasinskas, J. Benach, L. Katona, J. Radolf, M. Caimano, 1. Skare, K. Swingle, D. R. Akins, and I. Schwartz. 2003. Profiling of temperature-induced changes in Borrelia burgdorferi gene expression by using whole genome arrays. Infect. Immun. 71: 1689-1705. 

Hefty, P. S., C. S. Brooks, A. M. Jett, G. L. White, S. K. Wikel, R. C. Kennedy, and D. R. Akins. 2002. OspE-related, OspF-related, and E1p lipoproteins are immunogenic in baboons experimentally infected with Borrelia burgdorferi and in human Lyme disease patients. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 40:4256-4265.

Ojaima, C., C. Brooks, D. Akins, S. Casjens, P. Rosa, A. Elias, A. Barbour, A. Jasinskas, J. Benach, L. Katona, J. Radolf, M. Caimano, J. Skare, K. Swingle, S. Sims, and I. Schwartz. 2002. Borrelia burgdorferi gene expression profiling with membrane based arrays. Methods in Enzymology. 358: 165-177.