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Dr. Laura Vogel

Professor of Immunology
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • BSC 299.Sec 006 Independent Honor Study
  • BSC 287.Sec 004 Independent Study
  • BSC 260.Sec 001 Microbiology
  • BSC 160.Sec 001 Microbiology And Society
  • BSC 290.Sec 029 Research In Biological Sciences
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • 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
  • 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 - 1999
  • Dartmouth Medical School
  • Hanover, NH
  • Ph D Microbiology and Immunology - 1995
  • University of Toledo - Medical College of Ohio
  • Toledo, OH
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Influences of T cells and T cell regulatory cytokines on B1 cell function
  • BS Microbiology - 1990
  • Miami University
  • Oxford, OH
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Zimmerman, L., Carter, A., Bowden, R.M., and Vogel, L.A.  2017. Immunocompetence in a long-lived ectothermic vertebrate is temperature dependent but shows no decline in older adults, Functional Ecology, 31:1383-1389.

  • Palackdharry, S., Sadd, B.M., Vogel, L.A., and Bowden, R.M. 2017. The effect of environmental temperature on reptilian peripheral blood B cell functions, Hormones and Behavior 88:87–94.
  • Sakaluk, S.K., Wilson, A.J., Bowers, E.K., Johnson, L.S., Masters, B.S., Johnson, B.G.P., Vogel, L.A., Forsman, A.M. and C.F. Thompson. 2014. Genetic and environmental variation in condition, cutaneous immunity, and haematocrit in house wrens. BMC Evolutionary Biology 14:242.
  • Zimmerman, L. M., R. M. Bowden, and L. A. Vogel. 2014. A vertebrate cytokine primer for eco-immunologists. Functional Ecology 28:1061-1073.
  • Bowers, E.K., Hodges, C.J., Forsman, A.M., Vogel, L.A., Masters, B.S., Johnson, B.G.P., Johnson, L.S., Thompson, C.F. and S.K. Sakaluk. 2014. Neonatal body condition, immune responsiveness, and hematocrit predict longevity in a wild bird population. Ecology 95: 3027-3034.
  • Thompson, C.F., Sakaluk, S.K., Masters, B.S., Johnson, B.P.G., Vogel, L.A., Forsman, A.M. and L.S. Johnson. 2014. Condition-dependent sex difference in nestling house wrens (Troglodytes aedon) response to phytohaemagglutinin injection. Canadian Journal of Zoology 92: 1-7.
  • Zimmerman, L. M., R. M. Bowden, and L. A. Vogel. 2013. Red-eared slider turtles lack response to immunization with keyhole limpet hemocyanin but have high levels of natural antibodies. ISRN Zoology 2013:858941.
  • Zimmerman, L. M., S. G. Clairardin, R. T. Paitz, J. W. Hicke, K. A. LaMagdeleine, L. A. Vogel, and R. M. Bowden. 2013. Humoral immune responses are maintained with age in a long-lived ectotherm, the red-eared slider turtle. Journal of Experimental Biology 216:633-640.
  • He, C., Stroink, A., Vogel, L., and Wang, C.X. Temperature increase exacerbates apoptotic neuronal death in chemically-induced ischemia. PLoS One8(7):e68796, 2013. PMID: 23861942
  • Zimmerman, L. M., R. T. Paitz, S. G. Clairardin, L. A. Vogel, and R. M. Bowden. 2012. No evidence that estrogens affect the development of the immune system in the red-eared slider turtle, Trachemys scripta. Hormones & Behavior 62:331-336.
  • Grana, S.C., Sakaluk, S.K., Bowden, R.M., Doellman, M.A., Vogel, L.A. and C.F. Thompson. 2012. Reproductive allocation in female house wrens is not influenced by experimentally altered male attractiveness. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66: 1247-1258.
  • Ardia, D., Parmentier, H., and Vogel, L.A. The role of constraints and limitation in driving individual variation in immune response. Functional Ecology, 25: 61-73, 2011.
  • Forsman, A.M., Sakaluk, S.K., Thompson, C.F, and Vogel, L.A. Cutaneous immune activity, but not innate immune responsiveness, covaries with mass and environment in nestling house wrens (Troglodytes aedon). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 83:512-518, 2010.
  • Zimmerman, L. M., L. A. Vogel, K. A. Edwards, and R. M. Bowden. 2010. Phagocytic B cells in a reptile. Biology Letters 6:270-273.
  • Vallejo, R., Tilley, D., Vogel, L.A., and Benyamin, R. The Role of Glia and the Immune System in the Development and Maintenance of Neuropathic Pain. Pain Practice, 10:167-184, 2010.
  • Zimmerman, L. M., L. A. Vogel, and R. M. Bowden. 2010. Understanding the vertebrate immune system: insights from the reptilian perspective. Journal of Experimental Biology 213:661-671.
  • Zimmerman, L. M., R. T. Paitz, L. A. Vogel, and R. M. Bowden. 2010. Variation in the seasonal patterns of innate and adaptive immunity in the red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta). Journal of Experimental Biology 213:1477-1483.
  • Nguyen, T., Kramer, J. Heidenreich, B.A., Vallejo, R., Benyamin, R., and Vogel, L.A. Citalopram Enhances B cell numbers in A Murine Model Of Morphine-Induced Immunosuppression. Pain Practice, 9:195, 2009. (PMID 19226315)
  • Blaeser, T., Panwar, A., and Vogel, L.A. Humoral immunity and aging: intrinsic B cell defects. Current Trends in Immunology, 8:61-67, 2008 (invited review).
  • Blaeser, A., McGlauchlen, K., and Vogel, L.A. Aged B lymphocytes retain their ability to express surface markers but are dysfunctional in their proliferative capability during early activation events. Immunity and Ageing, 5:15-21, 2008. (PMC2615744)
  • Forsman, A.M., Vogel, L.A., Sakaluk, S.K., Johnson, B.G., Masters, B.S., Johnson, L.S., and Thompson, C.F. Female house wrens (Troglodytes aedon) increase the size, but not immunocompetence, of their extra-pair offspring. Molecular Ecology, 17:3697-3706, 2008.
  • Forsman, A.M., Vogel, L.A., Sakaluk, S.K., Grindstaff, J.L., and Thompson, C.F. Immune-challenged house wren broods differ in the relative strengths of their responses among different axes of the immune system. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 21:873–878, 2008. (PMID 18298497)
  • Vogel, L.A. *, O’Connor, B.*, Zhang, W., Loo, W., Shnider, D., Lind, E., Ratliff, M., Noelle, R. and Erickson, L. Imprinting the Fate of Antigen-Reactive B Cells through the Affinity of the B Cell Receptor. Journal of Immunology, 177:7723-32, 2006. (recommended by Faculty of 1000 in Biology) (PMC2819292)
  • Biser, J., Vogel, L.A., Berger, M., Hjelle, B., and Loew, S. An investigation into the effects of heavy metals on immunocompetence of white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus). Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 40(2): 173-184, 2004. (PMID 15362816)
  • McGlauchlen, K and Vogel, L.A. Ineffective humoral immunity in the elderly. Microbes and Infection, 5:1279-1284, 2003.
  • Eun, S-Y. and Vogel, L.A. T cell-dependent immune responses: Impact of aging on B lymphocytes and antigen-presenting cells. Modern Aspects of Immunobiology, 2:232-235, 2002.
  • Erickson, L.D., Durell, B.G., Vogel, L.A., O'Connor, B.P., Cascalho, M., Yasui, T., Kikutani, H., Noelle, R.J. Short-circuiting long-lived humoral immunity by the heightened engagement of CD40. Journal of Clinical Investigations, 109:613-20, 2002. (PMC150892)
  • Dailey, R.W., Russell, C.E., and Vogel, L.A. B cells of aged mice show decreased expansion in response to antigen but are normal in effector function. Cellular Immunology, 214:99-109, 2001.
  • Vogel, L.A.*, Erickson, L.D.*, Cascalho, M., Wong, J., Wabl, M., Durell, B.G., Noelle, R.J. B cell immunopoiesis: visualizing the impact of CD40 engagement on the course of T cell-independent immune responses in an Ig transgenic system. European Journal of Immunology, 30: 3121-3131, 2000. (PMC2827196)
  • Vogel, L.A. and Noelle, R.J. CD40 and its crucial role as a member of the TNFR family. Seminars in Immunology, 10:435-448, 1998.
  • Boyle, M.D.P., Vogel, L.A., Sisson, S. and Raeder, R. Do chickens immunized with bacterial immunoglobulin G-binding proteins produce rheumatoid factor-like antibodies? Scand. Journal of Immunology, 47:218-22, 1998.
  • Vogel, L.A., Showe, L.C., Lester, T.L., McNutt, R.M., Van Cleave, V.H., and Metzger, D.W. Direct binding of IL-12 to human and murine B lymphocytes. Int. Immunol., 8:1955-1962, 1996.
  • Metzger, D.W., Buchanan, J.M., Collins, J.T., Lester, T.L., Murray, K.S., Van Cleave, V.H., Vogel, L.A., and Dunnick, W.A. Enhancement of humoral immunity by IL-12. Ann NY Acad. Sci., 795:100, 1996.
  • Vogel, L.A., Lester, T.L., Van Cleave, V.H., and Metzger, D.W. Inhibition of murine B1 lymphocytes by interleukin-12. Eur. J. Immunol., 26:219-223, 1996.
  • Vogel, L.A. and Metzger, D.W. Approaches for the study of T cell influences on B1 cell function. Immunomethods, 8:61-69, 1995.
  • Buchanan, J.M., Vogel, L.A., Van Cleave, V.H., and Metzger, D.W. Interleukin 12 alters the isotype-restricted antibody response of mice to hen eggwhite lysozyme. Int. Immunol., 7:1519-1528, 1995.
  • Metzger, D.W., Vogel, L.A., Van Cleave, V.H., Lester, T.L., and Buchanan, J.M. The effects of IL-12 on B-cell subset function. Res. Immunol., 146:499-505, 1995.
  • Vogel, L.A., Sercarz, E.E., and Metzger, D.W. Antibody response of murine B1 cells to hen eggwhite lysozyme. Cell. Immunol., 161:88-97, 1995.
  • PRESENTATIONS
  • FUNDED GRANTS
  • Outstanding University Service 2015-2016
  • ISU
  • 2016
  • Outstanding University Researcher, 2013-2014
  • Illinois State University
  • 2014
  • ISU Leadership Initiative Award, 2013-2014
  • Illinois State University
  • 2013
  • Outstanding College Researcher Award 2012-2013
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2012
  • ISU Million Dollar Club
  • Illinois State University
  • 2011
  • Outstanding College Service Award 2010-2011
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2011
  • Outstanding College Teacher Award 2009-2010
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2009