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Kenny V Brock, DVM, MS, PhD

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Kenny Brock, DVM, MS, PhD
Associate Dean for Biomedical Affairs and Research
Department/Discipline: Biomedical Affairs and Research
Campus: Auburn
Office: 216
Fax: 334-442-4095
Email: Contact

Research Interests

Dr. Brock has a broad background in infectious diseases. Dr. Brock’s research has extended from the basic molecular biology, pathogenesis, diagnostic development, and prevention and control of both bacterial and viral diseases. In particular, Dr. Brock has contributed to the characterization of several viruses closely related to hepatitis C virus. Dr. Brock’s current research projects involve the development of anti-CD47 therapy for cancer, rapid detection of bacterial pathogens in urine by biosensors, detection of mosquito-borne viruses in Alabama. Dr. Brock is interested in many aspects of the current pandemic such as biosecurity and virus transmission.

Selected Publications

Year Faculty Citation PMID
2023 Melanie Hyte, David Redden, Kenny Brock

Hyte M, Clark C*, Pandey R*, Redden D, Roderick M, Brock K. How COVID-19 impacted CAUTI and CLABSI rates in Alabama. Am J Infect Control. 2023 May 30:S0196-6553(23)00381-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2023.05.014. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37263421; PMCID: PMC10226899.

2020 Joseph Edison, Kenny Brock, Michael Goodlett

Anz AW, Edison J, Denney TS, Branch EA, Walz CR, Brock KV, Goodlett MD. 3-T MRI mapping is a valid in vivo method of quantitatively evaluating the anterior cruciate ligament: rater reliability and comparison across age. Skeletal Radiol. 2020 Mar;49(3):443-452. PMID: 31482257.

2020 Joseph Edison, Kenny Brock, Michael Goodlett

Anz AW, Matuska A, Edison JL, Abdullah SF, Dekker TJ, Plummer HA, Brock KV, Goodlett MD. Quantification and Qualification of Stem Cells from Blood after Mobilization with Filgrastim, and Concentration Using a PRP System. Arthroscopy. 2020 Jul 14:S0749-8063(20)30598-3. PMID: 32679293.

2015 Kenny Brock

Palomares RA, Sakamoto K, Walz HL, Brock KV, Hurley DJ.  Acute infection with bovine viral diarrhea virus of low or high virulence leads to depletion and redistribution of WC1(+) γδ T cells in lymphoid tissues of beef calves.  Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2015 Oct 15;167(3-4):190-5

2015 Kenny Brock

Scheel TK, Kapoor A, Nishiuchi E, Brock KV, Yu Y, Andrus L, Gu M, Renshaw RW, Dubovi EJ, McDonough SP, Van de Walle GR, Lipkin WI, Divers TJ, Tennant BC, Rice CM. Characterization of nonprimate hepacivirus and construction of a functional molecular clone. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2015 Feb 17; 112(7):2192-7.

2014 Kenny Brock

Palomares RA, Brock KV, Walz PH. Differential expression of pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines during experimental infection with low or high virulence bovine viral diarrhea virus in beef calves. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2014 Feb 15; 157)3-4):149-54.

2014 Kenny Brock

Palomares RA, Hurley DJ, Woolums AR, Parrish JE, Brock KV. Analysis of mRNA expression for genes associated with regulatory T lymphocytes (CD25, FoxP3, CTLA4, and IDO) after experimental infection with bovine viral diarrhea virus of low or high virulence in beef calves. Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis. 2014 Dec; 37(5-6): 331-8. PMID: 25456194.

2014 Kenny Brock

Palomares RA, Parrish JE, Woolums AR, Brock KV, Hurley DJ. Expression of toll-like receptors and co-stimulatory molecules in lymphoid tissue during experimental infection of beef calves with bovine viral diarrhea virus of low and high virulence. Vet Res Commun. 2014 Dec; 38(4):329-35.

2014 Kenny Brock

Grooms DL, Brock KV, Bolin SR, Grotelueschen DM, Cortese VS. Effect of constant exposure to cattle persistently infected with bovine viral diarrhea virus on morbidity and mortality rates and performance of feedlot cattle. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2014 Jan 15; 244(2):212-24.

2013 Kenny Brock

Palomares RA, Marley SM, Givens MD, Gallardo RA, Brock KV. Bovine viral diarrhea virus fetal persistent infection after immunization with a contaminated modified-live virus vaccine. Theriogenology. 2013 May; 79(8):1184-95. PMID: 23561853.

2013 Kenny Brock

Palomares RA, Walz HG, Brock KV. Expression of type I interferon-induced antiviral state and pro-apoptosis markers during experimental infection with low or high virulence bovine viral diarrhea virus in beef calves. Virus Res. 2013 May; 173(2): 260-9. PMID: 23458997.

2013 Kenny Brock

Kapoor A, Simmonds P, Cullen JM, Scheel TK, Medina JL, Giannitti F, Nishiuchi E, Brock KV, Burbelo PD, Rice CM, Lipkin WI. Identification of a pegivirus (GB virus-like virus) that infects horses. J Virol. 2013 Jun; 87(12):7185-90. PMID: 23596285.