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Faculty and Staff


James F. Papin, PhD

James F. Papin, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology
Director, Institutional Research Core Facility
Associate Director and Head of Technical Services, Division of Comparative Medicine


B.S. - Oklahoma City University
Ph.D. - The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center


Postdoctoral Fellow - University of California, Davis

Postdoctoral Fellow - Boston University


  • American Society of Microbiology
  • American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
  • The American Association for the Advancement of Science

Select Publications:

  1. Tian JF, Patel N, Haupt R, Zhou H, Weston S, Hammond H, Logue J, Portnoff AD, Norton J, Guebre-Xabier M, Zhou B, Jacobson K, Maciejewski S, Khatoon R, Wisniewska M, Moffitt W, Kluepfel-Stahl S, Ekechukwu B, Papin J, Boddapati S, Jason Wong C, Piedra PA, Frieman MB, Massare MJ, Fries L, Bengtsson KL, Stertman L, Ellingsworh L, Glenn G, Smith G. SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein vaccine candidate NVX-CoV2373 immunogenicity in baboons and protection in mice. Nat Commun. 2021 Jan 14;12(1)372.

  2. Subramaniyan B, Larabee JL, Bodas M, Moore AR, Burgett AWG, Myers DA, Georgescu C, Wren JD, Papin JF, Walters MS. Characterization of SARS-CoV-2 host response in primary human airway epithelial cells from aged individuals. Viruses. 2021 Aug 12;13(8).

  3. Kondo Y, Larabee JL, Gao L, Shi H, Shao B, Hoover CM, McDaniel JM, Ho YC, Silasi-Mansat R, Archer-Hartmann SA, Azadi P, Srinivasan RS, Rezaie AR, Borczuk A, Laurence JC, Lupu F, Ahamad J, McEver RP, Papin JF, Yu Z, Xia L. L-SIGN is a receptor on liver sinusoidal endothelial cells for SARS-CoV-2 virus. JCI Insight. 2021 Jul 22;6(14).

  4. Gurung S, Reuter D, Norris A, Dubois M, Maxted M, SIngleton K, Castillo-Casrejon M, Papin JF, Myers DA. Early and mid-gestation Zika virus (ZIKV) infection int he olive baboon (Papio anubis) leads to fetal CNS pathology by term gestation. PLoS Pathog. 2022 Aug 15;18(8).

  5. Peregrine J, Gurung S, Lindgren MC, Husain S, Zavy MT, Myers DA, Papin JF. Zika virus infection, reproductive organ targeting, and semen transmission in the male olive baboon. J Virol. 2019 Dec 12;94(1).

  6. Gurung S, Preno AN, Dubaut JP, Nadeau H, Hyatt K, Retuer N, Nehete B, Wolf RF, Nehete P, Dittmer DP, Myers DA, Papin JF. Translational model of zika virus disease in baboons. J Virol. 2018 Jul 31;92(16).

  7. Warfel JM, Papin JF, Wolf RF, Zimmerman LI, Merkel TJ: Maternal and neonatal vaccination protects newborn baboons from pertussis infection. J Infect Dis. 2014 Mar 25. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiu090. PMID: 24526741.

  8. Kapil P, Papin JF, Wolf RF, Zimmerman Ll, Wagner LD, Merkel TJ. Maternal vaccination with monocomponent pertusiss toxoid vaccine is sufficient ot protect infanst in a baboon model of whooping cough. J Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 28;21(8).

  9. Nguyen AW, Wagner EK, Laber JR, Goodfield LL, Smallridge WE, Harvill ET, Papin JF, Wolf RF, Padlan EA, Bristol A, Kaleko M, Maynard JA. A cocktail of humanized anti-pertussis toxin antibodies limits disease in murine and baboon models of whooping cough. Sci Transl Med. 2015 Dec 2;7(316).

  10. Wolf RF, Papin JF, Hines-Boykin R, Chavez-Suarez M, White GL, Sakalian M, Dittmer DP. Baboon model for West Nile virus infection and vaccine evaluation. Virology. 2006 Nov 10;355(1):44-51. Epub 2006 Aug 10.

  11. Westfall LW, Shearer MH, Jumper CA, White GL, Papin JF, Eberle R, Butel JS, Bright RK, Kennedy RC. Evidence of simian virus 40 exposure in a colony of captive baboons.Virology. 2008 Jul 20;377(1):54-62. Epub 2008 May 16.

  12. Wolf RF, Papin JF, Hines-Boykin R, Chavez-Suarez M, White GL, Sakalian M, Dittemer DP. Baboon model for West Nile virus infection and vaccine evaluation. Virology. 2006 Nov 10;355(1).

  13. Papin JF, Vahrson W, Dittmer DP. SYBR green-based real-time quantitative PCR assay for detection of West Nile Virus circumvents false-negative results due to strain variability. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Apr;42(4):1511-8.

  14. Papin JF, Floyd RA, Dittmer DP. Methylene blue photoinactivation abolishes West Nile virus infectivity in vivo. Antiviral Res. 2005 Nov;68(2):84-7. Epub 2005 Aug 9.

  15. Whitby D, Stossel A, Gamache C, Papin J, Bosch M, Smith A, Kedes D, White G, Kennedy R, and Dittmer DP. Novel Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus homolog in baboons. J Virol. 2003 Jul;77(14):8159-65.

Adjunct Faculty

Sepideh Nikki Asadbeigi, MD

Sepideh N Asadbeigi, MD

Assistant Professor - Pathology


Adjunct Faculty - Dermatology

Prabir K. Chakraborty, PhD

Prabir K. Chakraborty, PhD

Assistant Professor (Research)

Daniel J. Cowden, MD, FCAP, CPHIMS

Daniel J. Cowden, MD, FCAP, CPHIMS

Clinical Associate Professor

Charles Esmon, PhD

Charles Esmon, PhD

Lloyd Noble Chair, Cardiovascular Research

Member & Head, Cardiovascular Biology Research at OMRF

Adjunct Professor, Pathology

Adjunct Professor, Biochemistry

Investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute

David M Lewis, DDS

David M. Lewis, DDS

Associate Professor
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Pathology

Jeffrey McBride, MD, PhD

Jeffrey McBride, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Director of Dermatopathology

Adjunct Faculty - Pathology

Charles A. Montgomery, DVM, DACVP, DACLAM

Charles A. Montgomery, DVM, DACVP, DACLAM

Adjunct Professor
Department of Pathology
Division of Comparative Medicine

Kathy L. Moser, PhD

Kathy L. Moser, PhD

Associate Member, Arthritis & Immunology Program

Adjunct Faculty, Pathology

Aravindan Natarajan

Aravindan Natarajan, MS., MPhil., PhD., CCA.

Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology,
Associate Professor (Adjunct), Department of Anesthesiology,
Associate Professor (Adjunct), Department of Pathology
Course Director, Radiation Biology for Radiation Oncology Residents
Graduate Faculty, College of Medicine
Member, Cancer Biology Program

Amr H. Sawalha, MD

Amr H. Sawalha, MD

Assistant Member
Arthritis and Immunology Research Program

Assistant Professor of Medicine 
Department of Medicine

Staff Physician 
Veteran Affairs Medical Center
Oklahoma City

Adjunct Faculty
Department of Pathology