Christopher Gelbmann photo

Undergraduate education

University of Minnesota - BS (2010)

Years in MSTP


PhD program

Cellular and molecular biology

Thesis title

UL138 at the intersection of human cytomegalovirus latency and trafficking


Rob Kalejta, PhD

Undergraduate and/or masters publications

Covington ED, Gelbmann CB, Kotloski NJ, Gralnick JA. An essential role for UshA in processing of extracellular flavin electron shuttles by Shewanella oneidensis. Mol Microbiol. 2010 Oct;78(2):519-32. PMID: 20807196.

Rusman Y, Oppegard LM, Hiasa H, Gelbmann C, Salomon CE. Solphenazines A-F, glycosylated phenazines from Streptomyces sp. strain DL-93. J Nat Prod. 2013 Jan 25;76(1):91-6. PMID: 23317013.

Temburnikar KW, Zimmermann SC, Kim NT, Ross CR, Gelbmann C, Salomon CE, Wilson GM, Balzarini J, Seley-Radtke KL. Antiproliferative activities of halogenated thieno[3,2-d]pyrimidines. Bioorg Med Chem. 2014 Apr 1;22(7):2113-22.
PMID: 24631358.

PhD publications

Gelbmann CB, Kalejta RF. The Golgi sorting motifs of human cytomegalovirus
UL138 are not required for latency maintenance. Virus Res. 2019 Sep;270:197646. PMID: 31260705; PMCID: PMC6697590.

Gelbmann CB, Kalejta RF. The membrane-spanning peptide and acidic cluster dileucine sorting motif of UL138 are required to downregulate MRP1 drug transporter function in human cytomegalovirus infected cells. J Virol. 2019 May 15;93(11). PMID: 30894470; PMCID: PMC6532086.

Lee SH, Caviness K, Albright ER, Lee JH, Gelbmann CB, Rak M, Goodrum F, Kalejta RF. Long and short isoforms of the human cytomegalovirus UL138 protein silence IE1 transcription and promote latency. J Virol. 2016 Sep 29;90(20):9483-94. PMID: 27512069; PMCID: PMC5044833.

Weng C, Lee D, Gelbmann CB, Van Sciver N, Nawandar DM, Kenney SC, Kalejta RF. Human cytomegalovirus productively replicates in vitro in undifferentiated oral epithelial cells. J Virol. 2018 Jul 31;92(16). pii:e00903-18. PMID: 29848590; PMCID: PMC6069213.