Tom Hobman

Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Cell Biology Dept


Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Cell Biology Dept
(780) 492-6485
6-142K Katz Group Centre For Research
11315 - 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5


Area of Study / Keywords


Canada Research Chair in RNA virus host interactions


  1. Investigating how pathogenic viruses (Zika virus, West Nile virus, Dengue virus) causes disease.
  2. Novel diagnostics for Dengue virus and Zika virus.
  3. Identification of indirect-acting antiviral compounds.
  4. Mechanisms by which HIV causes neurological disease (in collaboration with Dr. Chris Power)
  5. Role of the master gene regulator Argonatue 2 in breast cancer.

Featured Publications

Tom C. Hobman

Fields Virology (7th Edition). 2022 August; 1 Not available yet.

Airo A.M., Felix-Lopez A., Mancinelli V., Evseev D., Lopez-Orozco J., Shire K., Paszkowski P., Frappier L., Magor K.E., Hobman T.C.

Viruses-Basel. 2022 May; 14 (5) 10.3390/v14050968

Nguyen L., McCord K.A., Bui D.T., Bouwman K.M., Kitova E.N., Elaish M., Kumawat D., Daskhan G.C., Tomris I., Han L., Chopra P., Yang T.J., Willows S.D., Mason A.L., Mahal L.K., Lowary T.L., West L.J., Hsu S.T.D., Hobman T., Tompkins S.M., Boons G.J., de Vries R.P., Macauley M.S., Klassen J.S.

Nature Chemical Biology. 2022 January; 18 (1):81-90 10.1038/s41589-021-00924-1

Ishida R., Cole J., Lopez-Orozco J., Fayad N., Felix-Lopez A., Elaish M., Luo S.Y., Julien O., Kumar A., Hobman T.C.

Cells. 2021 December; 10 (12) 10.3390/cells10123510

Doan M.A.L., Roczkowsky A., Smith M., Blevins G., van Landeghem F.K.H., Gelman B.B., Branton W.G., Stapleton J.T., Hobman T.C., Power C.

JOURNAL OF VIROLOGY. 2021 September; 95 (23) 10.1128/JVI.01074-21

Kumar A., Ishid R., Strilets T., Cole J., Lopez-Orozco J., Fayad N., Felix-Lopez A., Elaish M., Evseev D., Magor K.E., Mahal L.K., Nagata L.P., Evans D.H., Hobman T.C.

JOURNAL OF VIROLOGY. 2021 June; 95 (13) 10.1128/JVI.00266-21

Limonta D., Dyna-Dagman L., Branton W., Mancinelli V., Makio T., Wozniak R.W., Power C., Hobman T.C.

ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY. 2021 May; 65 (8) 10.1128/AAC.00491-21

Knoblach B., Ishida R., Hobman T.C., Rachubinski R.A.

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL. 2021 May; 32 (14):1273-1282 10.1091/mbc.E21-02-0074

Zhang K., Miorin L., Makio T., Dehghan I., Gao S., Xie Y., Zhong H., Esparza M., Kehrer T., Kumar A., Hobman T.C., Ptak C., Gao B., Minna J.D., Chen Z., García-Sastre A., Ren Y., Wozniak R.W., Fontoura B.M.A.

Science Advances. 2021 February; 7 (6) 10.1126/sciadv.abe7386

Bernard I., Limonta D., Mahal L.K., Hobman T.C.

Viruses-Basel. 2020 December; 13 (1) 10.3390/v13010029

Limonta D., Hobman T.C.

Cells. 2020 November; 9 (11) 10.3390/cells9112463

Heindel D.W., Koppolu S., Zhang Y., Kasper B., Meche L., Vaiana C.A., Bissel S.J., Carter C.E., Kelvin A.A., Elaish M., Lopez-Orozco J., Zhang B., Zhou B., Chou T.W., Lashua L., Hobman T.C., Ross T.M., Ghedin E., Mahal L.K.


Glasgow A., Glasgow J., Limonta D., Solomon P., Lui I., Zhang Y., Nix M.A., Rettko N.J., Zha S., Yamin R., Kao K., Rosenberg O.S., Ravetch J.V., Wiita A.P., Leung K.K., Lim S.A., Zhou X.X., Hobman T.C., Kortemme T., Wells J.A.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. 2020 October; 117 (45):28046-28055 10.1073/pnas.2016093117