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Patricio I. Meneses

Associate Professor

Patricio Meneses, Department of Biological Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences
Fordham University
Larkin Hall - 205 | 240
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458

Phone: 718-817-3656 (Office); 718-817-3658 (Lab)
Fax: 718-817-3645


BS, SUNY Stony Brook, 1990
PhD, Weill-Cornell Medical College, 1999
Postdoc, Harvard Medical School
Senior Research Investigator, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dept. of Neurology, Microbiology, & Immunology
Assistant Professor, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, 2006-2011

Research Interests

Infection associated cancers are increasing at an alarming rate. Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is estimated to cause one-third of the 1.5 million cancers attributed to viruses. The HPV related cancers include cervical cancer, head and neck squamous carcinoma, and anal cancer. Our long-term goal is to understand the basic processes that are necessary to establish HPV infection. Understanding the process of initial viral entry and trafficking can result in novel approaches to decrease infection and lessen the burden of HPV related cancers.

Selected Publications

Gottschalk EY, Meneses PI. A Dual Role for the Nonreceptor Tyrosine Kinase Pyk2 during the Intracellular Trafficking of Human Papillomavirus 16. J Virol. 2015 Sep 1;89(17):9103-14.

Aksoy P, Abban CY, Kiyashka E, Qiang W, Meneses PI. HPV16 infection of HaCaTs is dependent on β4 integrin, and α6 integrin processing. Virology. 2014 Jan 20;449:45-52. 

Kumar A, Jacob T, Abban CY, Meneses PI. Intermediate heparan sulfate binding during HPV16 infection in HaCaTs. Am J Ther. accepted Dec 2013.

Dabydeen SA, Meneses PI. Smurf2 alters BPV1 trafficking and decreases infection. Arch Virol. 2011 May;156(5):827-38.

Abban CY, Meneses PI. Usage of heparan sulfate, integrins, and FAK in HPV16 infection. Virology. 2010 Jul 20;403(1):1-16.

Dabydeen SA, Meneses PI. The role of NH4CI and cysteine proteases in Human Papillomavirus type 16 infection Virol J. 2009 Jul 20;6:109.

Young A, Gentzch M, Abban CY, Jia Y, Meneses PI, Bridges RJ, Breadbury NA. Dynasore inhibits removal of wild-type and rF508 CFTR from the plasma membrane. Biochem J. 2009 Jul 15;421(3):377-85.

Laniosz V, Dabydeen SA, Havens MA, Meneses PI. Human Papillomavirus Type 16 Infection of Human Keratinocytes Requires Clathrin, Caveolin-1, and is Brefeldin A-Sensitive. J Virol. 2009 Aug;83(16):8221-32.

Holthusen KA, Gonzalez AM, Meneses PI. Guanine exchange factor Vav2: a novel potential target for the development of drugs effectivein the prevention of papillomavirus infection and disease. Am J Ther. 2009 Nov-Dec;16(6):496-507.

Laniosz V, Holthusen KA, Meneses PI. Bovine papillomavirus type 1: from clathrin to caveolin. J Virol. 2008 Jul;82(13):6288-98.

Cynthia Y Abban, Neil A Bradbury, Patricio I. Meneses. HPV16 and BPV1 infection can be blocked by the dynamin inhibitor dynasore. Am J Ther. 2008 Jul-Aug; 15 (4):304-311.

Masanao Murakami*, Patricio I. Meneses*, Jason Knight, Ke Lan, Rajeev Kaul, Subhash C. Verma and Erle S. Robertson. Nm23-H1 modulates the activity of the guanine exchange factor Dbl-1. Int J Cancer, 2008 Aug;123(3):500-10. *equal contributors

Masanao Murakami, Patricio I. Meneses, Ke Lan and Erle S. Robertson. “The Suppressor of Metastasis Nm23-H1 Interacts with the Cdc42 Rho Family Member and the Pleckstrin Homology Domain of Oncoprotein Dbl-1 to Suppress Cell Migration”. Cancer Biol Ther. 2008;7(5):677-688.

Laniosz V, Nguyen KC, Meneses PI. Bovine papillomavirus type 1 infection is mediated by SNARE syntaxin 18”. J Virol. 2007 Jul;81(14):7435-48.

Le, T.T., J.H. Levan and P.I. Meneses. "High-performance and grid computing for study and research in infectious diseases", Scientific conference on infectious disease and tropical medicine, pp. 111-127, 2006.

Meneses PI, Robertson ES. Papillomavirus biology and therapeutic approaches. Gene Ther Biol. 2005;9:217-28.

Bossis I, Roden RBS, Gambhira R, Yang R, Tagaya M, Howley PM, Meneses PI. Interaction of tSNARE Syntaxin 18 with the papillomavirus minor capsid protein mediates infection. J Virol. 2005;79:6723-31.

Stephanie Cabarcas-Petroski, Patricio I Meneses, Laura Schramm. A meta-analysis of BRF2 as a prognostic biomarker in invasive breast carcinoma.BMC Cancer. 2020 Nov 11;20(1):1093. doi: 10.1186/s12885-020-07569-8.

An X, Hao Y, Meneses PI. Host Cell Transcriptome Modification Upon Exogenous HPV16 L2 Protein Expression. Oncotarget. 2017 Oct 12;8(53):90730-90747. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.21817. eCollection 2017 Oct 31.

Aksoy P, Meneses PI The Role of DCT in HPV16 Infection of HaCaTs.PLoS One. 2017 Jan 17;12(1):e0170158. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0170158. eCollection 2017.

Aksoy P, Gottschalk EY, and Meneses PI. HPV entry into cells. Mutation Research/Reviews in Mutation Research (2016). Apr-Jun 2017;772:13-22. doi: 10.1016/j.mrrev.2016.09.004. Epub 2016 Sep 23.