Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Jiafen Hu, MSc, PhD

Jiafen Hu, MSc, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Division of Experimental Pathology
Scientific Program:Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis

Research Interests

  • Rabbits
  • Cottontail rabbit papillomavirus
  • Papillomavirus Infections
  • Immunity
  • Infection
  • Papilloma
  • Vaccination
  • DNA
  • Genome
  • Epitopes
  • Neoplasms
  • DNA Vaccines

Recent Publications


Cladel, NM, Jiang, P, Li, JJ, Peng, X, Cooper, TK, Majerciak, V, Balogh, KK, Meyer, TJ, Brendle, SA, Budgeon, LR, Shearer, DA, Munden, R, Cam, M, Vallur, R, Christensen, ND, Zheng, ZM & Hu, J 2019, 'Papillomavirus can be transmitted through the blood and produce infections in blood recipients: Evidence from two animal models', Emerging Microbes and Infections, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 1108-1121.
Cladel, NM, Peng, X, Christensen, N & Hu, J 2019, 'The rabbit papillomavirus model: A valuable tool to study viral-host interactions', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol. 374, no. 1773, 20180294.


Esteves, PJ, Abrantes, J, Baldauf, HM, BenMohamed, L, Chen, Y, Christensen, N, González-Gallego, J, Giacani, L, Hu, J, Kaplan, G, Keppler, OT, Knight, KL, Kong, XP, Lanning, DK, Le Pendu, J, De Matos, AL, Liu, J, Liu, S, Lopes, AM, Lu, S, Lukehart, S, Manabe, YC, Neves, F, McFadden, G, Pan, R, Peng, X, de Sousa-Pereira, P, Pinheiro, A, Rahman, M, Ruvoën-Clouet, N, Subbian, S, Tuñón, MJ, van der Loo, W, Vaine, M, Via, LE, Wang, S & Mage, R 2018, 'The wide utility of rabbits as models of human diseases', Experimental and Molecular Medicine, vol. 50, no. 5, 66.


Cladel, NM, Budgeon, LR, Balogh, KK, Cooper, TK, Brendle, SA, Christensen, ND, Schell, TD & Hu, J 2017, 'Mouse papillomavirus infection persists in mucosal tissues of an immunocompetent mouse strain and progresses to cancer', Scientific reports, vol. 7, no. 1, 16932.
Cladel, NM, Budgeon, LR, Cooper, TK, Balogh, KK, Christensen, N, Myers, R, Majerciak, V, Gotte, D, Zheng, ZM & Hu, J 2017, 'Mouse papillomavirus infections spread to cutaneous sites with progression to malignancy', Journal of General Virology, vol. 98, no. 10, 000926, pp. 2520-2529.
Hu, J, Cladel, NM, Budgeon, LR, Balogh, KK & Christensen, N 2017, 'The mouse papillomavirus infection model', Viruses, vol. 9, no. 9, 246.


Cladel, NM, Budgeon, LR, Balogh, KK, Cooper, T, Hu, J & Christensen, N 2016, 'Mouse papillomavirus MmuPV1 infects oral mucosa and preferentially targets the base of the tongue', Virology, vol. 488, pp. 73-80.
Christensen, N, Budgeon, LR, Cladel, NM & Hu, J 2017, 'Recent advances in preclinical model systems for papillomaviruses', Virus Research, vol. 231, pp. 108-118.


Cladel, NM, Budgeon, LR, Balogh, KK, Cooper, T, Hu, J & Christensen, N 2015, 'A novel pre-clinical murine model to study the life cycle and progression of cervical and anal papillomavirus infections', PLoS One, vol. 10, no. 3, e0120128.
Hu, J, Budgeon, LR, Cladel, NM, Balogh, K, Myers, R, Cooper, T & Christensen, N 2015, 'Tracking vaginal, anal and oral infection in a mouse papillomavirus infection model', Journal of General Virology, vol. 96, no. 12, pp. 3554-3565.

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