April 2024

Noah Butler is hosted by Drs. Kim Klonowski and David Peterson on their podcast titled, "People, Parasites, and Plagues



April 10, 2024

Jordan Johnson successfully defends her PhD dissertation! Congratulations, Dr. Johnson!

April 2024

Chris Ceplecha awarded the Stinski Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Woooo! Congrats, Chris!


March 2024

Jordan Johnson's new publication (co-authored with Fionna Surette, Manan Shah, and Graham Ausdal) in The Journal of Immunology selected as a Top Read by the Editors! Congratulations, everyone!


March 2024

Jonathon Bernardi and Taylen Nappi publish their outstanding synopsis in Trends in Parasitology.


February 2024

Ty Betts joins the team as an undergraduate research assistant. Welcome, Ty Betts!


October 2023

Taylen Nappi receives an AAI Young Investigator Award. Congratulations, Taylen!


August 2023

Jenna Girard joins the team as an undergraduate research assistant. Welcome, Jenna!


May 2023

Research Assistants Kathryn Mercer and Daniel Haws join the group! Welcome Ryn and Daniel! 

Manan Shah, Regina Antonetti, and Taylen Nappi, Immunology PhD students, join the lab. Welcome, Manan, Regina, and Taylen!

Chris Ceplecha joins the team as an undergraduate research assistant


November 2022

Stephanie Clark, Microbiology PhD student, and Regina Antonetti, Immunology PhD student, join the lab for their second rotations! Welcome, Stephanie and Regina!

Micala Hammond, summer REU student from The University of Tampa, wins a Presentation Award at ABRCMS 2022 for her research in the lab this summer! Congrats, Micala!!

Celebrating some great lab news at Big Grove, which includes Jordan Johnson's successful 1/2 marathon in October 2022!!! Major achievements this fall within the lab!


August 2022

Hanna Paton, Immunology PhD student, joins the lab for her first rotation! Welcome, Hanna!

Tinotenda Tongogara, MPH sudent, joins the lab as a student assistant, Welcome, Tino!

Michael Janes, undergraduate research assistant, joins the team. Welcome, Michael!


July 2022

Micala Hammond, along with 150 of her colleagues, presents her data during the 2022 Undergraduate Research Poster session! Outstanding work, Micala! 


Sylvia Faurot successfully defends her MS thesis! Congratulations, Sylvia!!!


June 2022

Fionna Surette successfully defends her PhD dissertation! Congratulations, Dr. Surette!

Jordan Johnson selected for the 2022-2023 Dare to Discover Banner Campaign in recognition of her research, scholarly, and creative achievements!


May 2022

Micala Hammond joins for the Microbiology Summer REU program

Jonathon Bernardi, Microbiology and Immunology graduate student, officially joins the group

Emma Menke and Molly Hughes were both appointed as Fellows of the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU)! Congratulations!


April 2022

Fionna Surette's review article published in Pathogens


August 2021

Dr. Angela Pack's studies published in Cell Reports

Jordan Johnson awarded an F31 pre-doctoral fellowship from the NIH/NIAID! Congratulations, Jordan!

Jonathon Bernardi, Microbiology and Immunology PhD student, joins the lab for his first rotation

Molly Hughes, undergraduate research assistant, joins the team


July 2021

Dr. Angela Pack accepts a lead position at AstraZeneca as a Senior Scientist!


April 2021

Jordan Johnson receives AAI Trainee Abstract Award for IMMUNOLOGY 2021

Dr. Rahul Vijay's studies published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine

Dr. Rahul Vijay accepts an independent, tenure-track faculty position at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science!


March 2021

Drs. Kai Rogers and Rahul Vijay publish their focused review in Microbes and Infection 


January 2021

Fionna Surette's studies published in PLOS Pathogens


December 2020

Dr. Angela Pack recognized as a Rising Star and listed among the most inspiring black scientists in America!



July 2020

Sylvia Faurot, Microbiology and Immunology graduate student, joins the team

Dr. Angela Pack's past studies published in The Journal Of Immunology. Cutting Edge: Augmenting Muscle MHC Expression Enhances Systemic Pathogen Control at the Expense of T Cell Exhaustion


May 2020

Dr. Rahul Vijay's studies published in Nature Immunology

Alex Sturtz and Patrick Scwhartzhoff graduate with Honors and High Distinction in Microbiology. Alex is off to study immunology at Wash U (St. Louis) and Patrick will join the Carver College of Medicine (Iowa) this fall.

December 2019

Graham Ausdal graduates with Honors in Microbiology. Graham is working in the Molecular Otolaryngology Laboratory and planning for his future practicing medicine. 


July 2019

Immunology Graduate student Jordan Johnson was appointed to the Mechanisms of Parasitism Predoctoral T32 Training Program

Immunology Graduate student Fionna Surette was re-appointed to the Interdisciplinary Immunology Predoctoral T32 Training Program

Dr. Angela Pack was re-appointed to the Mechanisms of Parasitism Postdoctoral T32 Training Program 

Dr. Peng Shao, Research Scientist, joins the Butler Lab

Alex Sturtz's abstract was selected for oral presentation at the 2019 Center for Immunology Retreat 


June 2019

Dante Vicini, Undergraduate Research Assistant, joins the Butler Lab 


May 2019

Miguel Lopez Cortez joins the Butler Lab as a participant in the Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Congratulations to both Jordan Johnson and Fionna Surette for their successful completion of the comprehensive exam in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Immunology. Well done! 

Patrick Schwartzhoff, Undergraduate Research Assistant, was appointed as a Fellow in the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU). Congrats to Patrick and his co-mentor, Dr. Angela Pack!


April 2019

Dr. Angela Pack wins a poster award at the 2019 WHIP meeting at the Marine Biological Laboratories in Woods Hole, MA

Alexandria Sturtz publishes her book, "Battle in the Body: The Story of Your Immune System" (now available on Amazon.com) as a capstone to her appointment as a Latham Science Engagement Initiative Fellow


February 2019:

Alexandria Sturtz awarded the Stinski Undergraduate Research Fellowship


November 2018:

Fionna Surette receives a Young Investigator Award from the American Association of Immunologists (AAI)


October 2018:

Dr. Angela Pack's studies accepted for publication in PLoS Pathogens


September 2018:

Odsuren Sukhbaatar, visiting scholar from Professor Yui's Laboratory at Nagasaki University, joins the Butler Lab for a mini-sabbatical 

Celeste Renfroe, undergraduate Laboratory Assistant, joins the Butler Lab

Nirmal and Neel attend first Hawkeye Football game!!!


August 2018:

Noah Butler travels to Daegu, South Korea to participate in the International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA)


July 2018:

Noah Butler participates in the MBL Biology of Parasitism summer course at Woods Hole, MA


June 2018:

Dr. Angela Pack was appointed to the Mechanisms of Parasitism T32 Training Program

Immunology Graduate Student Fionna Surette was appointed to the Predoctoral Training Program in Immunology T32. 

Noah Butler was appointed to membership in the Nanovaccine Institute at Iowa State University 

Dr. Rahul Vijay published a co-authored paper in JCI Insight


May 2018

Members of the Butler Lab are co-investigators on a new R21 project (Dr. Wendy Maury, PI) that will study how malaria modulates resistance and susceptibility to Ebola virus infection

Alex Sturtz was appointed as a Latham Science Engagement Initiative Fellow

Graham Ausdal, Undergraduate Research Assistant, joins the Butler Lab 

Brandon McClellan, Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates participant, joins the Butler Lab

Jordan Johnson, Immunology Graduate Student, joins the Butler Lab to pursue her PhD dissertation studies


April 2018

Alex Sturtz, Undergraduate Research Assistant,  was appointed as a Fellow in the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU)