< Andrew I Brooks Ph.D. EOHSI Directory | EOHSI


Andrew I Brooks Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Director of BRTC Rutgers University – Cell and DNA RepositoryEOHSI – RUCDR
Work EOHSI Room 236H 170 Frelinghuysen Road Piscataway NJ 08854 Work Phone: 848-445-0225 Work Fax: 732-445-0152
Photo of Andrew I Brooks Ph.D.

Biographical Info

Research Areas

Dr. Brooks is a molecular neuroscientist whose research focuses on deciphering the molecular mechanisms that underlie memory and learning. These studies investigate gene-environment interactions in the context of aging, neurodegenerative disease and neurotoxicant exposure. Dr. Brooks is a well-recognized genomicist and has been involved in the development and implementation of cutting edge molecular based technologies for nucleic acid and protein analyses. He has worked to automate the RUCDR and build the service entity that provides high throughput sample management and analysis for DNA, RNA and protein-based technologies to hundreds of labs globally.

Research Highlights

Enhancing basic and clinical science programs by providing high throughput genomics-based technologies.
Scholarly Activities

  • 2005 – Present Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Joint Graduate Program in Toxicology Committee
  • 2005 – Present EOHSI Directors Cabinet
  • 2005 – Present NIEHS CEED Center Internal Advisory Board
  • 2010 – Present Member of Rutgers OTC Faculty Advisory Committee

Recent Publications

  1. Barrett, ES, Horton, DB, Roy, J, Gennaro, ML, Brooks, A, Tischfield, J, Greenberg, P, Andrews, T, Jagpal, S, Reilly, N et al.. Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in previously undiagnosed health care workers in New Jersey, at the onset of the U.S. COVID-19 pandemic. BMC Infect Dis. 2020;20 (1):853. doi: 10.1186/s12879-020-05587-2. PubMed PMID:33198725 PubMed Central PMC7668027
  2. Barrett, ES, Horton, DB, Roy, J, Gennaro, ML, Brooks, A, Tischfield, J, Greenberg, P, Andrews, T, Jagpal, S, Reilly, N et al.. Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in previously undiagnosed health care workers at the onset of the U.S. COVID-19 epidemic. medRxiv. 2020; :. doi: 10.1101/2020.04.20.20072470. PubMed PMID:32511600 PubMed Central PMC7276027
  3. Radbel, J, Jagpal, S, Roy, J, Brooks, A, Tischfield, J, Sheldon, M, Bixby, C, Witt, D, Gennaro, ML, Horton, DB et al.. Detection of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Is Comparable in Clinical Samples Preserved in Saline or Viral Transport Medium. J Mol Diagn. 2020;22 (7):871-875. doi: 10.1016/j.jmoldx.2020.04.209. PubMed PMID:32405270 PubMed Central PMC7219422
  4. Gupta, R, Brooks, A. Introduction to New Section: Emerging Markets and Technologies. Biopreserv Biobank. 2020;18 (2):45. doi: 10.1089/bio.2020.29068.rjg. PubMed PMID:32281896
  5. Ouwens, KG, Jansen, R, Nivard, MG, van Dongen, J, Frieser, MJ, Hottenga, JJ, Arindrarto, W, Claringbould, A, van Iterson, M, Mei, H et al.. A characterization of cis- and trans-heritability of RNA-Seq-based gene expression. Eur J Hum Genet. 2020;28 (2):253-263. doi: 10.1038/s41431-019-0511-5. PubMed PMID:31558840 PubMed Central PMC6974598
  6. Kuperman, S, Chan, G, Kramer, J, Wetherill, L, Acion, L, Edenberg, HJ, Foroud, TM, Nurnberger, J Jr, Agrawal, A, Anokhin, A et al.. A GABRA2 polymorphism improves a model for prediction of drinking initiation. Alcohol. 2017;63 :1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.alcohol.2017.03.003. PubMed PMID:28847377 PubMed Central PMC5657392
  7. McCutcheon, VV, Agrawal, A, Kuo, SI, Su, J, Dick, DM, Meyers, JL, Edenberg, HJ, Nurnberger, JI, Kramer, JR, Kuperman, S et al.. Associations of parental alcohol use disorders and parental separation with offspring initiation of alcohol, cigarette and cannabis use and sexual debut in high-risk families. Addiction. 2018;113 (2):336-345. doi: 10.1111/add.14003. PubMed PMID:28804966 PubMed Central PMC5760304
  8. Onishi, JC, Campbell, S, Moreau, M, Patel, F, Brooks, AI, Zhou, YX, Häggblom, MM, Storch, J. Bacterial communities in the small intestine respond differently to those in the caecum and colon in mice fed low- and high-fat diets. Microbiology (Reading). 2017;163 (8):1189-1197. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000496. PubMed PMID:28742010 PubMed Central PMC5775896
  9. Olfson, E, Bloom, J, Bertelsen, S, Budde, JP, Breslau, N, Brooks, A, Culverhouse, R, Chan, G, Chen, LS, Chorlian, D et al.. CYP2A6 metabolism in the development of smoking behaviors in young adults. Addict Biol. 2018;23 (1):437-447. doi: 10.1111/adb.12477. PubMed PMID:28032407 PubMed Central PMC5491369
  10. Petzke, MM, Iyer, R, Love, AC, Spieler, Z, Brooks, A, Schwartz, I. Borrelia burgdorferi induces a type I interferon response during early stages of disseminated infection in mice. BMC Microbiol. 2016;16 :29. doi: 10.1186/s12866-016-0644-4. PubMed PMID:26957120 PubMed Central PMC4784397
Search PubMed

See complete list of Dr. Brooks publications in PubMed

Categories: Faculty, Facility Core Personnel - RUCDR & CAF, Member
Updated 8 months ago.