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Jonathan A. Runstadler - DVM, PhD

Jonathan A. Runstadler
Virology, Immunogenetics, Disease Ecology

Campus Phone:
(508) 887-4552

(508) 839-7911


PhD – University of California, Davis, 2003

DVM – University of California, Davis, 1999

MS – University of New Hampshire, 1992

BS – Stanford University, 1989

  1. Metsky, H.C., Siddle, K.J., Gladden-Young, A., Qu, J., Yang, D.K., Brehio, P., Goldfarb, A., Piantadosi, A., Wohl, S., Carter, A., Lin, A.E., Barnes, K.G., Tully, D.C., Corleis, B., Hennigan, S., Barbosa-Lima, G., Vieira, Y.R., Paul, L.M., Tan, A.L., Garcia, K.F., Parham, L.A., Odia, I., Eromon, P., Folarin, O.A., Goba, A., Simon-Lorière, E., Hensley, L., Balmaseda, A., Harris, E., Kwon, D.S., Allen, T.M., Runstadler, J.A., Smole, S., Bozza, F.A., Souza, T.M.L., Isern, S., Michael, S.F., Lorenzana, I., Gehrke, L., Bosch, I., Ebel, G., Grant, D.S., Happi, C.T., Park, D.J., Gnirke, A., Sabeti, P.C., Matranga, C.B. 2019. Capturing sequence diversity in metagenomes with comprehensive and scalable probe design. Nature Biotechnology.
  2. Cummings, C.O., Hill, N.J., Puryear, W.B., Rogers, B., Mukherjee, J., Leibler, J.H., Rosenbaum, M.H., Runstadler, J.A. 2019. Evidence of influenza a in wild Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) in Boston, Massachusetts. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.
  3. Desforges, J.-P., Bandoro, C., Shehata, L., Sonne, C., Dietz, R., Puryear, W.B., Runstadler, J.A. 2018. Environmental contaminant mixtures modulate in vitro influenza infection. Science of the Total Environment.
  4. Cammen, K.M., Schultz, T.F., Don Bowen, W., Hammill, M.O., Puryear, W.B., Runstadler, J., Wenzel, F.W., Wood, S.A., Kinnison, M. 2018. Genomic signatures of population bottleneck and recovery in Northwest Atlantic pinnipeds. Ecology and Evolution.
  5. Cammen, K.M., Vincze, S., Heller, A.S., McLeod, B.A., Wood, S.A., Bowen, W.D., Hammill, M.O., Puryear, W.B., Runstadler, J., Wenzel, F.W., Kinnison, M., Frasier, T.R. 2018. Genetic diversity from pre-bottleneck to recovery in two sympatric pinniped species in the Northwest Atlantic. Conservation Genetics.
  6. Estrin, M.A., Hussein, I.T.M., Puryear, W.B., Kuan, A.C., Artim, S.C., Runstadler, J.A. 2018. Host-directed combinatorial RNAi improves inhibition of diverse strains of influenza A virus in human respiratory epithelial cells. PLoS ONE.
  7. Lerner, J.E., Ono, K., Hernandez, K.M., Runstadler, J.A., Puryear, W.B., Polito, M.J. 2018. Evaluating the use of stable isotope analysis to infer the feeding ecology of a growing US gray seal (Halichoerus grypus) population. PLoS ONE.
  8. Bui, V.N., Trinh, D.Q., Abao, L.N.B., Ozeki, Y., Runstadler, J., Nakamura, K., Ogawa, H., Imai, K. 2017. Evaluation of the replication and pathogenicity of a variant avian paramyxovirus serotype 6 in mice. Archives of Virology.
  9. Ballard, J.R., Mickley, R., Brown, J.D., Hill, N.J., Runstadler, J.A., Clark, D.E., Ellis, J.C., Mead, D.G., Fischer, J.R. 2017. Detection of Wellfleet bay virus antibodies in sea birds of the northeastern USA. Journal of Wildlife Diseases.
  10. Ramey, A.M., Hill, N.J., Cline, T., Plancarte, M., De La Cruz, S., Casazza, M.L., Ackerman, J.T., Fleskes, J.P., Vickers, T.W., Reeves, A.B., Gulland, F., Fontaine, C., Prosser, D.J., Runstadler, J.A., Boyce, W.M. 2017. Surveillance for highly pathogenic influenza A viruses in California during 2014-2015 provides insights into viral evolutionary pathways and the spatiotemporal extent of viruses in the Pacific Americas Flyway. Emerging Microbes and Infections.
  11. Bandoro, C., Runstadler, J.A. 2017. Bacterial lipopolysaccharide destabilizes influenza viruses. mSphere.
  12. Spivey, T.J., Lindberg, M.S., Meixell, B.W., Smith, K.R., Puryear, W.B., Davis, K.R., Runstadler, J.A., Stallknecht, D.E., Ramey, A.M. 2017. Maintenance of influenza A viruses and antibody response in mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) sampled during the non-breeding season in Alaska. PLoS ONE.
  13. Hill, N.J., Hussein, I.T.M., Davis, K.R., Ma, E.J., Spivey, T.J., Ramey, A.M., Puryear, W.B., Das, S.R., Halpin, R.A., Lin, X., Fedorova, N.B., Suarez, D.L., Boyce, W.M., Runstadler, J.A. 2017. Reassortment of influenza a viruses in wild birds in alaska before H5 clade outbreaks. Emerging Infectious Diseases.
  14. Sultan, S., Bui, V.N., Hill, N.J., Hussein, I.T.M., Trinh, D.Q., Inage, K., Hashizume, T., Runstadler, J.A., Ogawa, H., Imai, K. 2016. Genetic characterization of H5N2 influenza viruses isolated from wild birds in Japan suggests multiple reassortment. Archives of Virology.
  15. Puryear, W.B., Keogh, M., Hill, N., Moxley, J., Josephson, E., Davis, K.R., Bandoro, C., Lidgard, D., Bogomolni, A., Levin, M., Lang, S., Hammill, M., Bowen, D., Johnston, D.W., Romano, T., Waring, G., Runstadler, J. 2016. Prevalence of influenza A virus in live-captured North Atlantic gray seals: A possible wild reservoir. Emerging Microbes and Infections.
  16. Hill, N.J., Runstadler, J.A. 2016. A Bird's Eye View of Influenza A Virus Transmission: Challenges with Characterizing Both Sides of a Co-Evolutionary Dynamic. Integrative and Comparative Biology.
  17. Hill, N.J., Ma, E.J., Meixell, B.W., Lindberg, M.S., Boyce, W.M., Runstadler, J.A. 2016. Transmission of influenza reflects seasonality of wild birds across the annual cycle. Ecology Letters.
  18. Meixell, B.W., Arnold, T.W., Lindberg, M.S., Smith, M.M., Runstadler, J.A., Ramey, A.M. 2016. Detection, prevalence, and transmission of avian hematozoa in waterfowl at the Arctic/sub-Arctic interface: Co-infections, viral interactions, and sources of variation. Parasites and Vectors.
  19. Hussein, I.T.M., Ma, E.J., Hill, N.J., Meixell, B.W., Lindberg, M., Albrecht, R.A., Bahl, J., Runstadler, J.A. 2016. A point mutation in the polymerase protein PB2 allows a reassortant H9N2 influenza isolate of wild-bird origin to replicate in human cells. Infection, Genetics and Evolution.
  20. Ma, E.J., Hill, N.J., Zabilansky, J., Yuan, K., Runstadler, J.A. 2016. Reticulate evolution is favored in influenza niche switching. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

General Research Interests

  • Virology, emerging infectious disease, and disease ecology
  • Comparative genetics, immunogenetics, and genetic mechanisms of infectious disease and health
  • Comparative medicine, evolution of immune function, and host/pathogen interaction
  • Veterinary and human public health
  • Veterinary immunology and virology
  • Genetic diversity

Selected Research Projects

  • Influenza virus


  • Virology