Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Monica Borucki

Biomedical Scientist
Biosciences and Biotechnology Division

 +1 925-424-4251

Ph.D. Microbiology
Colorado State University
M.S. Biology
California Polytechnic State University
B.A. Microbiology
California Polytechnic State University

Research Interests

Emerging virus detection and characterization, pathogen subtyping, molecular epidemiology, and viral forensics

Selected Publications

Borucki MK, Allen JE, Chen-Harris H, Zemla A, Vanier G, et al. (2013) The Role of Viral Population Diversity in Adaptation of Bovine Coronavirus to New Host Environments. PLoS ONE 8: e52752.

Chen-Harris H, Borucki M, Torres C, Slezak T, Allen J (2013) Ultra-deep mutant spectrum profiling: improving sequencing accuracy using overlapping read pairs. BMC Genomics 14: 96.

A New Method to Track Viral Evolution Science & Technology Review December, 2011

Ducey, T. F., B. Page, T. Usgaard, M. K. Borucki, K. Pupedis, and T. J. Ward, "A Single-Nucleotide-Polymorphism-Based Multilocus Genotyping Assay for Subtyping Lineage I Isolates of Listeria monocytogenes," Appl Environ Microbiol 73, 133-147 (2007).

Kim, S. H., L. Gorski, J. Reynolds, E. Orozco, S. Fielding, Y. H. Park, and M. K. Borucki, "Role of uvrA in the growth and survival of Listeria monocytogenes under UV radiation and acid and bile stress," J Food Prot 69, 3031-3036 (2006).

Borucki, M. K., C. C. Gay, J. Reynolds, K. L. McElwain, S. H. Kim, D. R. Call, and D. P. Knowles, "Genetic diversity of Listeria monocytogenes strains from a high-prevalence dairy farm," Appl Environ Microbiol 71, 5893-5899 (2005).

Borucki, M. K., J. Reynolds, D. R. Call, T. J. Ward, B. Page, and J. Kadushin, "Suspension microarray with dendrimer signal amplification allows direct and high-throughput subtyping of Listeria monocytogenes from genomic DNA," J Clin Microbiol 43, 3255-3259 (2005).

Borucki, M. K., S. H. Kim, D. R. Call, S. C. Smole, and F. Pagotto, "Selective discrimination of Listeria monocytogenes epidemic strains by a mixed-genome DNA microarray compared to discrimination by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, ribotyping, and multilocus sequence typing," J Clin Microbiol 42, 5270-5276 (2004).

Ward, T. J., L. Gorski, L., M. K. Borucki, Mandrell, R. E., Hutchins, J. & Pupedis, K. (2004).Intraspecific phylogeny and lineage group identification based on the prfA virulence gene cluster of Listeria monocytogenes. J Bacteriol 186, 4994-5002 (2004).

Kim, S. H., M. K. Bakko, D. Knowles, and M. K. Borucki, "Oral inoculation of A/J mice for detection of invasiveness differences between Listeria monocytogenes epidemic and environmental strains," Infect Immun 72, 4318-4321 (2004).

Borucki, M. K., and D. R. Call, "Listeria monocytogenes serotype identification by PCR," J Clin Microbiol 41, 5537-5540 (2003).

Borucki, M. K., J. D. Peppin, D. White, F. Loge, and D. R. Call, "Variation in biofilm formation among strains of Listeria monocytogenes," Appl Environ Microbiol 69, 7336-7342 (2003).

Call, D. R., M. K. Borucki, and F. J. Loge, "Detection of bacterial pathogens in environmental samples using DNA microarrays," J Microbiol Methods 53, 235-243 (2003).

Call, D. R., M. K. Borucki, and T. E. Besser, "Mixed-genome microarrays reveal multiple serotype and lineage-specific differences among strains of Listeria monocytogenes." J Clin Microbiol 41, 632-639 (2003).

Palumbo, J. D., M. K. Borucki, R. E. Mandrell, and L. Gorski, "Serotyping of Listeria monocytogenes by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and identification of mixed-serotype cultures by colony immunoblotting," J Clin Microbiol 41, 564-571 (2003).

Borucki, M. K., >M. J. Krug, W. T. Muraoka, and D. R. Call, "Discrimination among Listeria monocytogenes isolates using a mixed genome DNA microarray," Vet Microbiol 92, 351-362 (2003).

Borucki, M. K., B. J. Kempf, C. D. Blair, and B. J. Beaty, "The effect of mosquito passage on the La Crosse virus genotype," J Gen Virol 82, 2919-2926 (2001).

Borucki, M. K., J. D. Boone, J. E. Rowe, M. C. Bohlman, E. A. Kuhn, R. DeBaca, and S. C. St Jeor, "Role of maternal antibody in natural infection of Peromyscus maniculatus with Sin Nombre virus," J Virol 74, 2426-2429 (2000).

Borucki, M. K., L. J. Chandler, B. M. Parker, C. D. Blair, and B. J. Beaty, "Bunyavirus superinfection and segment reassortment in transovarially infected mosquitoes," J Gen Virol 80 ( Pt 12), 3173-3179 (1999).

Chandler, L. J., M. K. Borucki, D. K. Dobie, L. P. Wasieloski, W. H. Thompson, C. B. Gundersen, K. Case, and B. J. Beaty, "Characterization of La Crosse virus RNA in autopsied central nervous system tissues," J Clin Microbiol 36, 3332-3336 (1998).

Cano, R. J. and M. K. Borucki, "Revival and identification of bacterial spores in 25- to 40-million-year-old Dominican amber," Science 268, 1060-1064 (1995).

Cano, R. J., M. K. Borucki, M. Higby-Schweitzer, H. N. Poinar, G. O. Poinar, Jr., and K. J. Pollard, "Bacillus DNA in fossil bees: an ancient symbiosis?" Appl Environ Microbiol 60, 2164-2167 (1994).

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