Primary Faculty

Virginie Sjoelund, Ph.D.

Virginie Sjoelund, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Director, Mass Spectrometry Core Facility


Ph.D.,  Molecular and Cellular Biology, 2009, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA
M.S., Biochemistry, 2002, University of Louisville Medical School, Louisville, KY
M.S., Chemical Engineering, 2001, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie Montpellier, Montpellier, France

Post-doctoral Fellowship:

Laboratory of Immune System Biology at NIAID, NIH

Research Interests:

In my current position as the leader of the Mass Spectrometry/Proteomics unit for the OUHSC Laboratory for Molecular Biology and Cytometry Research (LMBCR) I act as consultant to many different research groups at the OU Health Sciences Center and surrounding institutions. The users of our core facility range from those involved with cancer diagnostics, treatment, and pathology, as well as microbiology, biochemistry, pharmacology and cardiology. In this role I consult with researchers from experimental design through sample preparation and data analysis. Being involved in all aspects of the project helps to ensure a higher degree of success for these complex samples types and serves as an avenue to educate more scientists in the important field of mass spectrometry and proteomics research.

Contact Information:

Office Phone: 405-271‐2337

Fax Number: 405-271‐1204


Email: virginie‐


University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
975 NE 10th Street, BRC 1106C

Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Lab Website:

OUHSC Mass Spectrometry Core Facility


Member of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (2005 - Present)

Selected Publications:

Md Nazir Hossen, Chandra Kumar Elechalawar, Virginie Sjoelund, Kathleen Moore, Robert Mannel, Resham Bhattacharya, Priyabrata Mukherjee. Experimental conditions influence the formation and composition of the corona around gold nanoparticles. Cancer Nanotechnology 2021; 12(1): 1


Daniel J.J. Carr,  Grzegorz B. Gmyrek,  Adrian Filiberti,  Amanda N. Berube,  William P. Browne,  Brett M. Gudgel, Virginie H. Sjoelund. Distinguishing Features of High and Low Dose Vaccine Against Ocular HSV-1 Infection Correlates with Recognition of Specific HSV-1-Encoded Proteins. Immunohorizons. 2020 Oct 9; 4(10): 608–626.


Mahzoon S, Townsend JM, Lam TN, Sjoelund V, Detamore MS. Effects of a Bioactive SPPEPS Peptide on Chondrogenic Differentiation of Mesenchymal Stem Cell. Ann Biomed Eng. 2019 Nov; 47(11):2308-2321


Royer DJ, Hendrix JF, Larabee CM, Reagan AM, Sjoelund V, Robertson DM, Carr DJJ. Vaccine-induced antibodies target sequestered viral antigens to prevent ocular HSV-1 pathogenesis, preserve vision, and preempt productive neuronal infection. Mucosal Immunol. 2019 May;12(3)827-839


Lee SM, Booe JM, Gingell JJ, Sjoelund V, Hay DL, Pioszak AA. N‐Glycosylation of Asparagine 130 in the Extracellular Domain of the Human Calcitonin Receptor Significantly Increases Peptide Hormone Affinity. Biochemistry. 2017 Jul 5;56(26):3380-3393


Koppenol-Raab, Sjoelund V, Manes NP, Gottschalk RA, Dutta B, Benet ZL, Fraser ID, Nita-Lazar A. Proteome and Secretome Analysis Reveals Differential Post-Transcriptional Regulation of Toll-like Receptor Responses. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2017 Apr;16(4 suppl 1):S172-S186


Stock AJ, Kasus‐Jacobi A, Wren JD, Sjoelund VH, Prestwich GD, Pereira HA. The role of neutrophil proteins on the amyloid beta‐RAGE axis. PLoS One. 2016 Sep 27; 11(9):e0163330


Manes NP, Angermann BR, Koppenol-Raab M, An E, Sjoelund V, Sun J, Ishii M, Germain RN, Meier-Schellersheim M, Nita-Lazar A. Targeted Proteomics-Driven Computational Modeling of Macrophage S1P Chemosensing. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2015 Oct; 14(10):2661-81


Sjoelund V, Smelkinson M, Nita‐Lazar A. Phosphoproteome profiling of the macrophage response to different toll‐like receptor ligands identifies differences in global phosphorylation dynamics. J Proteome Res. 2014 Nov 7;13(11):5185‐97


Gottaschalk RA, Martins AJ, Sjoelund V, Angermann BR, Lin B, Germain RN. Recent progress using systems biology approaches to better understand molecular mechanisms of immunity. Semin Immunol. 2013 Oct 31;25(3):201-8


Sjoelund V, Kaltashov IA. Modification of the zonal elution methof for detection of transient protein-protein interactions involving ligand exchange. Anal Chem. 2012 May 15;84(10):4608-12




Profile Last Updated: Sep 15, 2020