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Andrew I Brooks Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Director of BRTC Rutgers University – Cell and DNA RepositoryEOHSI – RUCDR
Address EOHSI Room 236H 170 Frelinghuysen Road Piscataway NJ 08854 Phone: 848-445-0225 Fax: 732-445-0152
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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. 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, Engl.). 2017;163 (8):1189-1197. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000496. PubMed PMID:28742010 PubMed Central PMC5775896
  2. Johnson, EO, Hancock, DB, Gaddis, NC, Levy, JL, Page, G, Novak, SP, Glasheen, C, Saccone, NL, Rice, JP, Moreau, MP et al.. Correction: Novel Genetic Locus Implicated for HIV-1 Acquisition with Putative Regulatory Links to HIV Replication and Infectivity: A Genome-Wide Association Study. PLoS ONE. 2015;10 (5):e0129671. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0129671. PubMed PMID:26023777 PubMed Central PMC4448994
  3. Johnson, EO, Hancock, DB, Gaddis, NC, Levy, JL, Page, G, Novak, SP, Glasheen, C, Saccone, NL, Rice, JP, Moreau, MP et al.. Novel genetic locus implicated for HIV-1 acquisition with putative regulatory links to HIV replication and infectivity: a genome-wide association study. PLoS ONE. 2015;10 (3):e0118149. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118149. PubMed PMID:25786224 PubMed Central PMC4364715
  4. Dong, S, Walker, MF, Carriero, NJ, DiCola, M, Willsey, AJ, Ye, AY, Waqar, Z, Gonzalez, LE, Overton, JD, Frahm, S et al.. De novo insertions and deletions of predominantly paternal origin are associated with autism spectrum disorder. Cell Rep. 2014;9 (1):16-23. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2014.08.068. PubMed PMID:25284784 PubMed Central PMC4194132
  5. McClintick, JN, Brooks, AI, Deng, L, Liang, L, Wang, JC, Kapoor, M, Xuei, X, Foroud, T, Tischfield, JA, Edenberg, HJ et al.. Ethanol treatment of lymphoblastoid cell lines from alcoholics and non-alcoholics causes many subtle changes in gene expression. Alcohol. 2014;48 (6):603-10. doi: 10.1016/j.alcohol.2014.07.004. PubMed PMID:25129674 PubMed Central PMC4730944
  6. H3Africa Consortium, Rotimi, C, Abayomi, A, Abimiku, A, Adabayeri, VM, Adebamowo, C, Adebiyi, E, Ademola, AD, Adeyemo, A, Adu, D et al.. Research capacity. Enabling the genomic revolution in Africa. Science. 2014;344 (6190):1346-8. doi: 10.1126/science.1251546. PubMed PMID:24948725 PubMed Central PMC4138491
  7. Wright, FA, Sullivan, PF, Brooks, AI, Zou, F, Sun, W, Xia, K, Madar, V, Jansen, R, Chung, W, Zhou, YH et al.. Heritability and genomics of gene expression in peripheral blood. Nat. Genet. 2014;46 (5):430-7. doi: 10.1038/ng.2951. PubMed PMID:24728292 PubMed Central PMC4012342
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