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Brian Hjelle, M.D.


Email: bhjelle@salud.unm.edu
Lab website: The Hjelle Laboratory

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  • Pathogenesis
  • Immunology
  • Epidemiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Diagnosis of human virus infections

Education and Certification Information

University of California, San Francisco (Jul 1989)
Specialty in Laboratory Medicine

University of California, San Francisco (Jun 1988)
Specialty in Research

Eastern Virginia Medical School (Jul 1984)
Specialty in Research

Eastern Virginia Medical School (Jul 1984)
Specialty in Internal Medicine

Medical School:
Johns Hopkins University (Jul 1983)

Board Certifications:
Am Bd Pathology (Sub: Clinical) (Jan 1990)

Pathology, Clinical

Selected Publications:

  • Oprea TI, Bauman JE, Bologa CG, Buranda T, Chigaev A, Edwards BS, Jarvik JW, Gresham HD, Haynes MK, Hjelle B, Hromas R, Hudson L, Mackenzie DA, Muller CY, Reed JC, Simons PC, Smagley Y, Strouse J, Surviladze Z, Thompson T, Ursu O, Waller A, Wandinger-Ness A, Winter SS, Wu Y, Young SM, Larson RS, Willman C, Sklar LA. Drug repurposing from an academic perspective. Drug Disc Today: Ther Strategies 2011; 359: 2-9.

  • Armien B, Pascale JM, Munoz C, Lee S-J, Choi KL, Avila M, Broce C, Armien AG, Gracia G, Hjelle B, Koster F. Incidence rate for hantavirus infections without pulmonary syndrome, Panama. Emerg Inf Dis 2011; 17: 1936-9.

  • Torres-Pérez F, Palma RE, Hjelle B, Holmes EC, Cook JA. Spatial but not temporal co-divergence of a virus and its mammalian host. Molec Ecol 2011; 20: 4109-22.

  • Kucinskaite-Kodze I, Petraityte-Burneikiene R, Zvirbliene A, Hjelle B, Medina RA, Alma Gedvilaite A, Razanskiene A, Schmidt-Chanasit J, Mertens M, Padula P, Sasnauskas K, Ulrich RG. Characterization of monoclonal antibodies against hantavirus nucleocapsid protein and their use for immunohistochemistry on rodent and human samples. Arch Virol 2011; 56: 443-56.

  • Hall PR, Leitão A, Ye C, Kilpatrick K, Hjelle B, Oprea TI, Larson RS. Small molecule inhibitors of hantavirus infection. Bioorg Medicinal Chem Let 2010; 20: 7085-91.

  • Prescott J, Hall P, Acuna-Retamar M, Ye C, Wathelet MG, Ebihara H, Feldmann H, Hjelle B. New World hantaviruses activate IFN-lambda production in type I IFN-deficient Vero E6 cells. PLoS One 2010; 17;5(6):e11159. PMID: 20567522

  • Scott JC, Brackney DE, Campbell CL, Bondu-Hawkins V, Hjelle B, Ebel GD, Olson KE, Blair CD. Comparison of dengue virus type 2-specific small RNAs from RNA interference-competent and –incompetent mosquito cells. PLoS Negl Trop Dses 2010; 4: e848.

  • Pesko KN, Torres-Perez F, Hjelle B, Ebel GD. Molecular epidemiology of Powassan virus in North America. J Gen Virol 2010; 14 July (Epub ahead of print).

  • Buranda T, Wu Y, Perez D, Jett SD, Bondu-Hawkins V, Ye C, Edwards B, Larson RS, Hall P, Lopez GD, Sklar LA, Wandinger-Ness A, Hjelle B. Recognition of DAF and αvβ3 by inactivated hantaviruses, towards development of high throughput screening flow cytometry assays. Anal Biochem 2010; 402: 151-60.

  • Czuchlewski DR, Brackney M, Ewers C, Manna J, Fekrazad MH, Martinez A, Nolte KB, Hjelle B, Rabinowitz I, Curtis BR, McFarland JG, Baumbach J, Foucar K. Clinicopathologic features of agranulocytosis in the setting of levamisole-tainted cocaine. Am J Clin Path 2010; 133: 466-72.

  • Manigold T, Mori A, Graumann R, Llop E, Simon V, Valdivieso F, Castillo C, Hjelle B, Vial P. Highly differentiated, resting Gn-specific memory CD8+ T cells persist years after infection by Andes hantavirus. PLoS Pathogen 2010; (in press)

  • Torres-Pérez F, Wilson L, Collinge SK, Harmon H, Ray C, Medina RA, Hjelle B. Symptomatic Sin Nombre virus infections contracted by field workers in Colorado. Emerg Infect Dis 2010; 16: 308-10.

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