Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Neil Christensen, MSc, PhD

Neil Christensen, MSc, PhD

Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Division of Experimental Pathology
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Scientific Program:Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis
Disease Teams:
Immunotherapy
ndc1@psu.edu

Research Interests

  • Rabbits
  • Virion
  • Cottontail rabbit papillomavirus
  • Epitopes
  • Papillomavirus Infections
  • Antibodies
  • Capsid
  • Monoclonal Antibodies
  • Human papillomavirus 16
  • Neoplasms
  • Human papillomavirus 11
  • Infections

Recent Publications

2022

Hu, J, Brendle, SA, Li, JJ, Walter, V, Cladel, NM, Cooper, T, Shearer, DA, Balogh, KK & Christensen, N 2022, 'Depo Medroxyprogesterone (DMPA) Promotes Papillomavirus Infections but Does Not Accelerate Disease Progression in the Anogenital Tract of a Mouse Model', Viruses, vol. 14, no. 5, 980. https://doi.org/10.3390/v14050980

2021

Brendle, S, Cladel, N, Balogh, K, Alam, S, Christensen, N, Meyers, C & Hu, J 2021, 'A comparative study on delivery of externally attached dna by papillomavirus vlps and pseudoviruses', Vaccines, vol. 9, no. 12, 1501. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines9121501
Hartmann, SR, Goetschius, DJ, Hu, J, Graff, JJ, Bator, CM, Christensen, ND & Hafenstein, SL 2021, 'Cryo em analysis reveals inherent flexibility of authentic murine papillomavirus capsids', Viruses, vol. 13, no. 10, 2023. https://doi.org/10.3390/v13102023
Xu, J, Zhang, J, Yang, D, Song, J, Pallas, B, Zhang, C, Hu, J, Peng, X, Christensen, ND, Han, R & Chen, YE 2021, 'Gene Editing in Rabbits: Unique Opportunities for Translational Biomedical Research', Frontiers in Genetics, vol. 12, 642444. https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2021.642444
Goetschius, DJ, Hartmann, SR, Subramanian, S, Bator, CM, Christensen, ND & Hafenstein, SL 2021, 'High resolution cryo EM analysis of HPV16 identifies minor structural protein L2 and describes capsid flexibility', Scientific reports, vol. 11, no. 1, 3498. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-83076-5
Béziat, V, Rapaport, F, Hu, J, Titeux, M, Bonnet des Claustres, M, Bourgey, M, Griffin, H, Bandet, É, Ma, CS, Sherkat, R, Rokni-Zadeh, H, Louis, DM, Changi-Ashtiani, M, Delmonte, OM, Fukushima, T, Habib, T, Guennoun, A, Khan, T, Bender, N, Rahman, M, About, F, Yang, R, Rao, G, Rouzaud, C, Li, J, Shearer, D, Balogh, K, Al Ali, F, Ata, M, Dabiri, S, Momenilandi, M, Nammour, J, Alyanakian, MA, Leruez-Ville, M, Guenat, D, Materna, M, Marcot, L, Vladikine, N, Soret, C, Vahidnezhad, H, Youssefian, L, Saeidian, AH, Uitto, J, Catherinot, É, Navabi, SS, Zarhrate, M, Woodley, DT, Jeljeli, M, Abraham, T, Belkaya, S, Lorenzo, L, Rosain, J, Bayat, M, Lanternier, F, Lortholary, O, Zakavi, F, Gros, P, Orth, G, Abel, L, Prétet, JL, Fraitag, S, Jouanguy, E, Davis, MM, Tangye, SG, Notarangelo, LD, Marr, N, Waterboer, T, Langlais, D, Doorbar, J, Hovnanian, A, Christensen, N, Bossuyt, X, Shahrooei, M & Casanova, JL 2021, 'Humans with inherited T cell CD28 deficiency are susceptible to skin papillomaviruses but are otherwise healthy', Cell, vol. 184, no. 14, pp. 3812-3828.e30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2021.06.004
Kumar, R, Christensen, ND, Kaddis Maldonado, RJ, Bewley, MC, Ostman, A, Sudol, M, Chen, EC, Buchkovich, NW, Gontu, A, Surendran Nair, M, Nissly, RH, Minns, AM, Kapur, V, Rossi, R, Kuchipudi, SV, Lindner, SE, Parent, LJ, Flanagan, JM & Buchkovich, NJ 2021, 'Monoclonal antibodies to s and n sars-cov-2 proteins as probes to assess structural and antigenic properties of coronaviruses', Viruses, vol. 13, no. 10, 1899. https://doi.org/10.3390/v13101899
Brendle, S, Li, JJ, Cladel, NM, Shearer, DA, Budgeon, LR, Balogh, KK, Atkins, H, Costa-Fujishima, M, Lopez, P, Christensen, ND, Doorbar, J, Murooka, TT & Hu, J 2021, 'Mouse papillomavirus l1 and l2 are dispensable for viral infection and persistence at both cutaneous and mucosal tissues', Viruses, vol. 13, no. 9, 1824. https://doi.org/10.3390/v13091824
Tschirley, AM, Stockwell, PA, Rodger, EJ, Eltherington, O, Morison, IM, Christensen, N, Chatterjee, A & Hibma, M 2021, 'The mouse papillomavirus epigenetic signature is characterised by dna hypermethylation after lesion regression', Viruses, vol. 13, no. 10, 2045. https://doi.org/10.3390/v13102045

2020

El-Bayoumy, K, Christensen, ND, Hu, J, Viscidi, R, Stairs, DB, Walter, V, Chen, KM, Sun, YW, Muscat, JE & Richie, JP 2020, 'An integrated approach for preventing oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers: Two etiologies with distinct and shared mechanisms of carcinogenesis', Cancer Prevention Research, vol. 13, no. 8, pp. 649-660. https://doi.org/10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-20-0096
Lauver, MD, Goetschius, DJ, Netherby-Winslow, CS, Ayers, KN, Jin, G, Haas, DG, Frost, EL, Cho, SH, Bator, CM, Bywaters, SM, Christensen, ND, Hafenstein, SL & Lukacher, AE 2020, 'Antibody escape by polyomavirus capsid mutation facilitates neurovirulence', eLife, vol. 9, pp. 1-68. https://doi.org/10.7554/ELIFE.61056
Osborne, AJ, Atkins, HM, Balogh, KK, Brendle, SA, Shearer, DA, Hu, J, Sample, CE & Christensen, ND 2020, 'Antibody-mediated immune subset depletion modulates the immune response in a rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) model of Epstein-Barr virus infection', Comparative Medicine, vol. 70, no. 5, pp. 312-322. https://doi.org/10.30802/AALAS-CM-20-000019
Godi, A, Boampong, D, Elegunde, B, Panwar, K, Fleury, M, Li, S, Zhao, Q, Xia, N, Christensen, ND & Beddows, S 2020, 'Comprehensive Assessment of the Antigenic Impact of Human Papillomavirus Lineage Variation on Recognition by Neutralizing Monoclonal Antibodies Raised against Lineage A Major Capsid Proteins of Vaccine-Related Genotypes', Journal of virology, vol. 94, no. 24, e01236-20. https://doi.org/10.1128/JVI.01236-20
Christensen, ND, Chen, KM, Hu, J, Stairs, DB, Sun, YW, Aliaga, C, Balogh, KK, Atkins, H, Shearer, D, Li, J, Brendle, SA, Gowda, K, Amin, S, Walter, V, Viscidi, R & El-Bayoumy, K 2021, 'The environmental pollutant and tobacco smoke constituent dibenzo[def,p]chrysene is a co-factor for malignant progression of mouse oral papillomavirus infections', Chemico-Biological Interactions, vol. 333, 109321. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbi.2020.109321

2019

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 2019, 'Author Correction: The wide utility of rabbits as models of human diseases (Experimental & Molecular Medicine, (2018), 50, 5, (66), 10.1038/s12276-018-0094-1)', Experimental and Molecular Medicine, vol. 51, no. 7, 71. https://doi.org/10.1038/s12276-019-0252-0
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/22221751.2019.1637072
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. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2018.0294

2018

Morse, MA, Balogh, KK, Brendle, SA, Campbell, CA, Chen, MX, Furze, RC, Harada, IL, Holyer, ID, Kumar, U, Lee, K, Prinjha, RK, Rüdiger, M, Seal, JT, Taylor, S, Witherington, J & Christensen, ND 2018, 'BET bromodomain inhibitors show anti-papillomavirus activity in vitro and block CRPV wart growth in vivo', Antiviral Research, vol. 154, pp. 158-165. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.antiviral.2018.03.012
Bywaters, SM, Brendle, SA, Biryukov, J, Wang, JW, Walston, J, Milici, J, Roden, RB, Meyers, C & Christensen, ND 2018, 'Production and characterization of a novel HPV anti-L2 monoclonal antibody panel', Virology, vol. 524, pp. 106-113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.virol.2018.08.017
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. https://doi.org/10.1038/s12276-018-0094-1

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