Roman Biek

Summary

Affiliation: Emory University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with pathogen seroprevalence and infection in Rocky Mountain cougars
    Roman Biek
    Wildlife Biology Program, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812, USA
    J Wildl Dis 42:606-15. 2006
  2. pmc Rabies virus in raccoons, Ohio, 2004
    J Caroline Henderson
    Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:650-2. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary dynamics and spatial genetic structure of epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus in the eastern United States
    Roman Biek
    Department of Biology and Center for Disease Ecology, 1510 Clifton Road, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Infect Genet Evol 7:651-5. 2007
  4. pmc A high-resolution genetic signature of demographic and spatial expansion in epizootic rabies virus
    Roman Biek
    Department of Biology and Center for Disease Ecology, Emory University, 1510 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:7993-8. 2007
  5. pmc Genetic consequences of sex-biased dispersal in a solitary carnivore: Yellowstone cougars
    Roman Biek
    University of Montana, Wildlife Biology Program, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Biol Lett 2:312-5. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint A virus reveals population structure and recent demographic history of its carnivore host
    Roman Biek
    Wildlife Biology Program, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Science 311:538-41. 2006
  7. pmc Epidemiology, genetic diversity, and evolution of endemic feline immunodeficiency virus in a population of wild cougars
    Roman Biek
    Wildlife Biology Program, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812, USA
    J Virol 77:9578-89. 2003
  8. pmc Unifying the spatial population dynamics and molecular evolution of epidemic rabies virus
    Leslie A Real
    Department of Biology and Center for Disease Ecology, 1510 Clifton Road, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:12107-11. 2005
  9. pmc Recent common ancestry of Ebola Zaire virus found in a bat reservoir
    Roman Biek
    Center for Disease Ecology, Department of Biology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    PLoS Pathog 2:e90. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Serologic survey for viral and bacterial infections in western populations of Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis)
    Roman Biek
    Wildlife Biology Program, University of Montana, 32 Campus Drive, Missoula, Montana 59812, USA
    J Wildl Dis 38:840-5. 2002

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Publications17

  1. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with pathogen seroprevalence and infection in Rocky Mountain cougars
    Roman Biek
    Wildlife Biology Program, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812, USA
    J Wildl Dis 42:606-15. 2006
    ..pestis. Overall, cougar populations exhibited few differences in terms of pathogen presence and prevalence, suggesting the presence of similar risk factors throughout the study region...
  2. pmc Rabies virus in raccoons, Ohio, 2004
    J Caroline Henderson
    Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:650-2. 2008
    ..Our genetic investigation indicates that this outbreak may have begun several years before 2004 and may have originated within the vaccination zone...
  3. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary dynamics and spatial genetic structure of epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus in the eastern United States
    Roman Biek
    Department of Biology and Center for Disease Ecology, 1510 Clifton Road, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Infect Genet Evol 7:651-5. 2007
    ..These results demonstrate that genetic variation accumulating at selectively neutral and measurably evolving sites in the EHDV-2 genome can be employed to gain insights into the spatial and temporal dynamics of this viral pathogen...
  4. pmc A high-resolution genetic signature of demographic and spatial expansion in epizootic rabies virus
    Roman Biek
    Department of Biology and Center for Disease Ecology, Emory University, 1510 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:7993-8. 2007
    ..Such approaches will be of increasing relevance for understanding the epidemiology of emerging zoonotic diseases in a landscape context...
  5. pmc Genetic consequences of sex-biased dispersal in a solitary carnivore: Yellowstone cougars
    Roman Biek
    University of Montana, Wildlife Biology Program, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Biol Lett 2:312-5. 2006
    ..These results highlight the importance of male dispersal for inbreeding avoidance, but do not indicate that short-distance dispersal or philopatry in female cougars results in spatial clustering of related individuals...
  6. ncbi request reprint A virus reveals population structure and recent demographic history of its carnivore host
    Roman Biek
    Wildlife Biology Program, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Science 311:538-41. 2006
    ..We suggest that rapidly evolving pathogens may provide a complementary tool for studying population dynamics of their hosts in "shallow" time...
  7. pmc Epidemiology, genetic diversity, and evolution of endemic feline immunodeficiency virus in a population of wild cougars
    Roman Biek
    Wildlife Biology Program, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812, USA
    J Virol 77:9578-89. 2003
    ..These results support the premise that FIVpco is well adapted to its cougar host and provide a basis for comparing lentivirus evolution in endemic and epidemic infections in natural hosts...
  8. pmc Unifying the spatial population dynamics and molecular evolution of epidemic rabies virus
    Leslie A Real
    Department of Biology and Center for Disease Ecology, 1510 Clifton Road, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:12107-11. 2005
    ..The use of integrated approaches, such as the geographical analysis of sequence variants, coupled with information on spatial dynamics will become indispensable aids in understanding patterns of disease emergence...
  9. pmc Recent common ancestry of Ebola Zaire virus found in a bat reservoir
    Roman Biek
    Center for Disease Ecology, Department of Biology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    PLoS Pathog 2:e90. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Serologic survey for viral and bacterial infections in western populations of Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis)
    Roman Biek
    Wildlife Biology Program, University of Montana, 32 Campus Drive, Missoula, Montana 59812, USA
    J Wildl Dis 38:840-5. 2002
    ..Also, more males than females showed evidence of exposure to FPV. Overall, prevalences were low and did not exceed 8% for any of the pathogens tested. This suggests that free-ranging lynx rarely encounter common feline pathogens...
  11. ncbi request reprint Development of a homology model for clade A human immunodeficiency virus type 1 gp120 to localize temporal substitutions arising in recently infected women
    Mary Poss
    Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    J Gen Virol 85:1479-84. 2004
    ..Presented here is a model of clade A gp120 to determine the location of substitutions that appeared as the virus population became established in three clade A HIV-1 infected women...
  12. pmc Spatial dynamics and genetics of infectious diseases on heterogeneous landscapes
    Leslie A Real
    Department of Biology and the Center for Disease Ecology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J R Soc Interface 4:935-48. 2007
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  13. pmc Envelope variants from women recently infected with clade A human immunodeficiency virus type 1 confer distinct phenotypes that are discerned by competition and neutralization experiments
    Sally L Painter
    Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812, USA
    J Virol 77:8448-61. 2003
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  14. pmc Wave-like spread of Ebola Zaire
    Peter D Walsh
    Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Primatology, Leipzig, Germany
    PLoS Biol 3:e371. 2005
    ..Controlling the impact of Ebola on wild apes and human populations may be more feasible than previously recognized...
  15. pmc Isolates of Zaire ebolavirus from wild apes reveal genetic lineage and recombinants
    Tatiana J Wittmann
    Centre International de Recherches Medicales de Franceville, BP 769 Franceville, Gabon
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:17123-7. 2007
    ..The potential for recombination adds an additional level of complexity to unraveling and potentially controlling the emergence of ZEBOV in humans and wildlife species...
  16. pmc The molecular biology and evolution of feline immunodeficiency viruses of cougars
    Mary Poss
    Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, 208 Mueller Lab, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Vet Immunol Immunopathol 123:154-8. 2008
    ..Evolutionary and recombination rates and selection profiles change significantly when FIVpco replicates in a new host...
  17. pmc A paradigm for virus-host coevolution: sequential counter-adaptations between endogenous and exogenous retroviruses
    Frederick Arnaud
    Institute of Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow Veterinary School, Glasgow, Scotland
    PLoS Pathog 3:e170. 2007
    ..This study strongly suggests that endogenization and selection of ERVs acting as restriction factors is a mechanism used by the host to fight retroviral infections...