Noah Butler, PhD
Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
University of Iowa
University of Iowa 3-530 Bowen Science Building 51 Newton Road Iowa City, IA 52242
BS, Biological Sciences, University of Iowa
MHS, Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
PhD, Immunology, University of Iowa
Research interest: Malaria remains a global heath crisis with billions of people at risk for developing this disease each year.
Our research is focused on understanding how the function of Plasmodium parasite-specific B cells and T cells are regulated during malaria. Our broader goals are to use this information to identify and develop new strategies to improve immunity against this globally important disease.
To achieve our goals, we are performing experiments designed to elucidate the molecular and transcriptional mechanisms that determine how infection, inflammation and immunotherapy impact the formation of long-lived, pathogen-specific memory T cell and B cell subsets.
As part of our efforts, we also perform comprehensive, comparative studies using models of vaccination, bacterial and viral infection, and we investigate host immunity using related eukaryotic pathogens.