Charles F. Fulhorst, D.V.M., Dr.P.H.

Charles F. Fulhorst, D.V.M., Dr.P.H.

Professor, Department of Pathology;
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology;
Research Associate, Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

University of Texas Medical Branch
2.138C Keiller Building
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-0609

Office: (409) 772-9713
Fax: (409) 747-2437
cfulhors@utmb.edu

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Charles F. Fulhorst, D.V.M., Dr.P.H.

Professional Education

Degree Institution Field of Study Graduation Year
B.S. University of California, Davis, CA Animal Science
(Highest Honors)
1976
D.V.M. School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA Veterinary
Medicine
1978
M.P.H. School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA Biomedical and Environmental Health Sciences 1990
Dr.P.H. School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA Epidemiology 1994

Honors

  • UTMB Presidential Faculty Development Leaves Program, 2004

Professional Affiliations

1993-Present Member, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
1997-Present Member, Society for Vector Ecology
1997-Present Member, American Society for Virology

Research Interests

Include the epidemiology and epizootiology of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome and the South American arenaviral hemorrhagic fevers, pathogenesis of infection and disease in animal models of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome and Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever, and development of synthetic immunomolecules for therapy of the South American arenaviral hemorrhagic fevers, a vaccine to protect against Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever, and therapies for hantavirus pulmonary disease.

Selected Publications

  1. Fulhorst CF, Bowen MD, Salas RA, Duno G, Utrera A, Ksiazek TG, de Manzione NMC, de Miller E, Vasquez C, Peters CJ, Tesh RB, 1999. Natural rodent host associations of Guanarito and Pirital viruses (family Arenaviridae) in central Venezuela. Am J Trop Med Hyg 61:325-30.
  2. Fulhorst CF, Ksiazek TG, Peters CJ, Tesh RB, 1999. Experimental infection of the cane mouse Zygodontmys brevicauda (family Muridae) with Guanarito virus (Arenaviridae), the etiologic agent of Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever. J Infect Dis 180:966-9.
  3. Fulhorst CF, Milazzo ML, Bradley RD, Peppers LL, 2001. Experimental infection of Neotoma albigula (Muridae) with Whitewater Arroyo virus (Arenaviridae). Am J Trop Med Hyg 65:147-51.
  4. Charrel RN, de Lamballerie X, Fulhorst CF, 2001. The Whitewater Arroyo virus: natural evidence for genetic recombination among Tacaribe serocomplex viruses (family Arenaviridae). Virology 283:161-6.
  5. Mantooth SJ, Milazzo ML, Bradley RD, Hice CL, Ceballos G, Tesh RB, Fulhorst CF, 2001. Geographical distribution of rodent-associated hantaviruses in Texas. J Vector Ecol 26:7-14.
  6. Fulhorst CF, Bennett SG, Milazzo ML, Murray HL, Webb JP Jr, Bradley RD, 2002. Bear Canyon virus: an arenavirus naturally associated with Peromyscus californicus (California mouse). Emerg Infect Dis 8:717-20.
  7. Fulhorst CF, Milazzo ML, Duno G, Salas RA, 2002. Experimental infection of the Sigmodon alstoni cotton rat with CaƱo Delgadito virus, a South American hantavirus. Am J Trop Med Hyg 67:107-11.
  8. Fulhorst CF, Milazzo ML, Carroll DS, Charrel RN, Bradley RD, 2002. Natural host relationships and genetic diversity of Whitewater Arroyo virus in southern Texas. Am J Trop Med Hyg 67:114-8.
  9. Milazzo ML, Eyzaguirre EJ, Molina CP, Fulhorst CF, 2002. Maporal viral infection in the Syrian golden hamster: a model of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. J Infect Dis 186:1390-5.
  10. Fulhorst CF, Cajimat MNB, Utrera A, Milazzo ML, Duno GM, 2004. Maporal virus, a hantavirus associated with the fulvous pygmy rice rat (Oligoryzomys fulvescens) in western Venezuela. Virus Res 104:139-144.
  11. Abbott KD, Milazzo ML, Keith J, Bradley RD, Fulhorst CF, 2004. Epizootiology of arenaviral infections in the white-throated woodrat (Muridae: Sigmodontinae) and other woodrats in Arizona. J Vector Ecol 2:355-64.
  12. Campen MJ, Milazzo ML, Fulhorst CF, Obot Akata CJ, Koster F, 2006. Characterization of shock in a hamster model of hantavirus infection. Virology 356:45-9.
  13. Milazzo ML, Cajimat MNB, Hanson, JD, Bradley RD, Quintana M, Sherman C, Velasquez RT, Fulhorst CF, 2006. Catacamas virus, a hantaviral species naturally associated with Oryzomys couesi (Coues’ oryzomys) in Honduras. Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:1003-10.
  14. Cajimat MNB, Milazzo ML, Hess B, Rood M, Fulhorst CF, 2007. Principal host relationships and evolutionary history of the North American arenaviruses. Virology 367:235-43.
  15. Cajimat MNB, Milazzo ML, Fulhorst CF, 2007. Catarina virus, an arenaviral species principally associated with Neotoma micropus (southern plains woodrat) in Texas. Am J Trop Med Hyg 77:732-6.
  16. Milazzo ML, Cajimat MNBC, Haynie ML, Abbott KD, Bradley RD, Fulhorst CF, 2008. Diversity among Tacaribe serocomplex viruses (family Arenaviridae) naturally associated with the white-throated woodrat (Neotoma albigula) in the southwestern United States. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 8:523-40. PMC2714187
  17. Cajimat MNBC, Milazzo ML, Borchert JN, Abbott KD, Bradley RD, Fulhorst CF, 2008. Diversity among Tacaribe serocomplex viruses (family Arenaviridae) naturally associated with the Mexican woodrat (Neotoma mexicana). Virus Res 133:211-7.
  18. Eyzaguirre EJ, Milazzo ML, Koster FT, Fulhorst CF, 2008. Choclo virus infection in the Syrian golden hamster. Am J Trop Med Hyg 78:669-74.
  19. Fulhorst CF, Cajimat MNB, Milazzo ML, Paredes H, de Manzione NMC, Salas RA, Rollin PE, Ksiazek TG, 2008. Genetic diversity between and within the arenaviral species indigenous to western Venezuela. Virology 378:205-13.
  20. Cajimat MNB, Milazzo ML, Rollin PE, Nichol ST, Bowen MD, Ksiazek TG, Fulhorst CF, 2009. Genetic diversity among Bolivian arenaviruses. Virus Res 140:24-31

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