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Dr. Laura Vogel

Professor of Immunology
Dean of Arts and Sciences
Science Laboratory Building - SLB 246
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  • About
  • Education
  • Awards & Honors
  • Research

Current Courses

299.004Independent Honor Study

499.022Independent Research For The Master's Thesis

499.122Independent Research For The Master's Thesis Last Term

287.029Independent Study

499.001Independent Research For The Master's Thesis

Teaching Interests & Areas

I have taught BSC 160 Microbiology and Society, BSC 203 Cell Biology, BSC 204 Biological Investigations, BSC 260 Microbiology, BSC 354 Biotechnology II, BSC 367 Immunology, BSC 420 Immunology Seminar and BSC 450 Advanced Immunology.

Research Interests & Areas

My laboratory is interested in immune regulation. We study immune responses at the cellular level, but also incorporate genetics and biochemistry as well as environmental effects. We have several projects in the lab, including several collaborative projects. For more information on research projects, please visit my webpage!

Post-Doc Mircobiology and Immunology

Dartmouth Medical School
Hanover, NH

Ph D Microbiology and Immunology

University of Toledo - Medical College of Ohio
Toledo, OH

BS Microbiology

Miami University
Oxford, OH

AAI Undergraduate Faculty Travel Award

American Association of Immunologists

College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Lecturer, Spring 2018

Illinois State University

Outstanding University Service 2015-2016


Outstanding University Researcher, 2013-2014

Illinois State University

ISU Leadership Initiative Award, 2013-2014

Illinois State University

Outstanding College Researcher Award 2012-2013

College of Arts and Sciences

ISU Million Dollar Club

Illinois State University

Outstanding College Service Award 2010-2011

College of Arts and Sciences

Outstanding College Teacher Award 2009-2010

College of Arts and Sciences


Everything you always wanted to know about parenting in academia. Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Academic Honor Society Professional Development Series. (2022)
Formation of ILF-like structures in hatchling T. scripta. Autumn Immunology Conference. (2017)
The effect of environmental temperatures on reptilian B cell function. Autumn Immunology Conference. (2015)
Effect of aging on mucosal B cell migration. Phi Sigma Research Symposium. School of Biological Sciences. (2012)
Humoral Immunity lipopolysaccharide in a long lived ectotherm. Graduate Student Research Symposium. Illinois State University. (2012)
Isolated lymphoid follicles in mucosal immunity during aging. Graduate Student Research Symposium. Illinois State University. (2012)

Grants & Contracts

Nature of systemic and mucosal B cell function in reptiles. National Institutes of Health. Federal. (2018)
Induced immunity as a source of maternal effects on offspring phenotype (renewal application - resubmission). National Institutes of Health. Federal. (2017)
MRI: Acquisition of a high speed cell sorter for interdisciplinary student research and training in Biological Sciences. National Science Foundation. Federal. (2017)