Publications

London, E.W., Roca, A.L., Novakofski, J.E. and Mateus-Pinilla, N.E., 2022. A De Novo Chromosome-level Genome Assembly of the White-tailed Deer, Odocoileus virginianusJournal of Heredity.

Dorak, S.J., Varga, C., Ruder, M.G., Gronemeyer, P., Rivera, N.A., Dufford, D.R., Skinner, D.J., Roca, A.L., Novakofski, J. and Mateus-Pinilla, N.E., 2022. Spatial epidemiology of hemorrhagic disease in Illinois wild white-tailed deer. Scientific Reports, 12(1), pp.1-12. [PDF]

Varga, C., McDonald, P., Brown, W.M., Shelton, P., Roca, A.L., Novakofski, J.E. and  Mateus‐Pinilla, N.E., 2021. Evaluating the ability of a locally focused culling program in removing chronic wasting disease infected free‐ranging white‐tailed deer in Illinois, USA, 2003–2020Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. [PDF]

Perrin-Stowe, T.I., Ishida, Y., Terrill, E.E., Beetem, D., Ryder, O.A., Novakofski, J.E., Mateus-Pinilla, N.E. and Roca, A.L., 2021. Variation in the PRNP gene of Pere David’s deer (Elaphurus davidianus) may impact genetic vulnerability to chronic wasting diseaseConservation Genetics, pp.1-11.

Rivera, N.A., Varga, C., Ruder, M.G., Dorak, S.J., Roca, A.L., Novakofski, J.E. and Mateus-Pinilla, N.E., 2021. Bluetongue and Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease in the United States of America at the Wildlife–Livestock Interface. Pathogens; 10(8):915. https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens10080915

Hedman, H.D., Varga, C., Brown, W.M., Shelton, P., Roca, A.L., Novakofski, J.E., and Mateus‐Pinilla, N.E., 2020. Spatial analysis of chronic wasting disease in free‐ranging white‐tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in Illinois, 2008‐2019Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. [PDF]

Perrin-Stowe, T.I., Ishida, Y., Terrill, E.E., Hamlin, B.C., Penfold, L., Cusack, L.M., Novakofsk,i J., Mateus-Pinilla, N.E. and Roca, A.L., 2020. Prion protein gene (PRNP) sequences suggest differing vulnerability to chronic wasting disease for Florida Key deer (Odocoileus virginianus clavium) and Columbian white-tailed deer (O. v. leucurus)Journal of Heredity. esaa040

Ishida Y, Tian T, Brandt AL, Kelly AC, Shelton P, Roca AL, Novakofski J, Mateus-Pinilla NE. 2020. Association of chronic wasting disease susceptibility with prion protein variation in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Prion14(1), pp.214-225.

Hedman, H.D., Varga, C., Duquette, J., Novakofski, J. and Mateus-Pinilla, N.E., 2020. Food Safety Considerations Related to the Consumption and Handling of Game Meat in North America. Veterinary Sciences7(4), p.188. [PDF]

Rivera NA, Brandt AL, Novakofski JE, Mateus-Pinilla NE. 2019. Chronic Wasting Disease in Cervids: Prevalence, Impact and Management Strategies. Veterinary Medicine: Research and Reports. October 2nd, 2019; 10:123-139.

Brandt AL, Green ML, Ishida Y, Roca AL, Novakofski J, Mateus-Pinilla NE. 2018. Influence of the geographic distribution of prion protein gene sequence variation on patterns of chronic wasting disease spread in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Prion, July 22:1-2. [pdf]

Dorak SJ, Green ML, Wander MM, Ruiz MO, Buhnerkempe MG, Tian T, Novakofski JE, Mateus-Pinilla, NE. 2017. Clay content and pH: soil characteristic associations with the persistent presence of chronic wasting disease in northern Illinois. Scientific Reports, 7(1), p.18062. [pdf]

Green ML, Kelly A, Satterthwaite-Phillips D, Manjerovic MB, Shelton P, Novakofski J, Mateus-Pinilla NE. 2017. Reproductive characteristics of female white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in the Midwestern USA. Theriogenology, 94: 71-78 [pdf]

Rivera NA, Mateus-Pinilla NE, Novakofski J, Satterthwaite-Phillips D. 2015. Metals in obex and retropharyngeal lymph nodes of Illinois white-Tailed deer and their variations with sex and CWD status. Prion, 9 (1): 48-58 [pdf]

Brandt AL, Kelly AC, Green ML, Shelton P, Novakofski P, Mateus-Pinilla NE. 2015. Prion protein gene sequence and chronic wasting disease susceptibility in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)Prion9(6): 449-462.

Green ML, Monick K, Manjerovic MB, Novakofski J, Mateus-Pinilla N.  2015.  Communication stations: cameras reveal river otter (Lontra canadensis) behavior and activity patterns at latrines.  Journal of Ethology, 33(3): 225-234, doi: 10.1007/s10164-015-0435-7

Manjerovic MB, Green ML, Miller AN, Novakofski J, Mateus-Pinilla NE. 2015.  Trash to treasure: assessing viability of wing biopsies for use in bat genetic research. Conservation Genetic Resources, 7(2): 325-327, doi:10.1007/s12686-014-0417-z

Green ML, Novakofski J, Green RW, Manjerovic MB, Materus-Pinilla N.  2014.  The scene of the crime: classroom integration of biosafety, microscopy and forensics.  The American Biology Teacher, 76(9): 615-619.

Green ML, Manjerovic MB, Mateus-Pinilla N, Novakofski J.  2014.  Genetic assignment tests reveal dispersal of white-tailed deer: implications for chronic wasting disease.  Journal of Mammalogy, 95(3): 646-654.

Manjerovic MB, Green ML, Mateus-Pinilla N, Novakofski J. 2014. The importance of localized culling in stabilizing chronic wasting disease prevalence in white-tailed deer populationsPreventive Veterinary Medicine, 113(1): 139-145.

O’Hara Ruiz M, Kelly AC, Brown WM, Novakofski J, Mateus-Pinilla NE. 2013. Influence of landscape factors and management decisions on spatial and temporal patterns of the transmission of chronic wasting disease in white-tailed deerGeospatial Health 8(1), 215-227 [pdf]

Green ML, Ting T-F, Manjerovic MB, Mateus-Pinilla N, Novakofski J. 2013. Noninvasive alternatives for DNA collection from threatened rodentsNatural Science, 5(5A), 10.4236/ns.2013.55A003.

Mateus-Pinilla N, Weng HY, Ruiz MO, Shelton P, Novakofski J. 2013. Evaluation of a wild white-tailed deer population management program for controlling chronic wasting disease in Illinois, 2003-2008Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 110(3-4): 541-548.

Kelly AC, Mateus-Pinilla NE, Douglas M, Douglas M, Shelton P, Novakofski J. 2011. Microsatellites behaving badly: empirical evaluation of genotyping errors and subsequent impacts on population studiesGenetics and Molecular Research, 10(4): 2534-2553.

Kmieciak LA, Mateus-Pinilla NE, Novakofski J. 2011. Developing a panel of microsatellites to determine genetic relatedness with white-tailed deerFASEB Journal March 17, 2011 25:793.10

Kelly AC, Mateus-Pinilla NE, Douglas M, Douglas M, Brown B, Ruiz MO, Killefer J, Shelton P, Beissel T, Novakofski J. 2010. Utilizing disease surveillance to examine gene flow and dispersal in white-tailed deerJournal of Applied Ecology, 47: 1189-1198.

Kelly AC, Mateus-Pinilla NE, Emily J, Diffendorfer J, Killefer J, Shelton P, Beissel T, Novakofski J. 2008. Prion sequence polymorphisms and chronic wasting disease resistance in Illinois white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Prion, 2(1): 28-36.

Novakofski J, Brewer MS, Mateus-Pinilla NE, Killefer J, McCusker Jr R. 2005. Prion biology relevant to BSE. Journal of Animal Science 83:1455-1476.