About the Petersen Laboratory

Dr. Petersen is the Director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases (CEID) at the University of Iowa housed within the Department of Epidemiology. The focus of this center is to bring together trans-disciplinary research teams to lessen the burden of emerging zoonotic infectious diseases across health settings.

The Petersen Laboratory studies the immunopathology of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) and tick-borne diseases, including Borreliosis (LD) in a canine natural disease model.

The Petersen Lab gathered for the Solar Eclipse

People

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Leishmania parasite

Diagnostic Testing

Learn more about Diagnostic Testing available for Leishmaniasis.

2023 Inflammation Group
Celebrating with the lab

Member of 2 University of Iowa Colleges

College of Public Health

and

Carver College of Medicine

Lab at Scholar of the Year

Member of 2 University of Iowa Graduate Programs

Epidemiology

and

Immunology

Celebrating the 2024 Graduates!

The Petersen Laboratory is proud to celebrate the graduations of Kayla Duxbury and Anna Giudici!

Kayla Duxbury graduated from the University of Iowa College of Public Health with a MS in Epidemiology.

Anna Giudici graduated from the University of Iowa College of Public Health with a MPH in Epidemiology.

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Kayla Duxbury and Anna Giudici Graduation

Graduation, 2024

Kayla Duxbury (R) and Anna Giudici (L) graduated from the University of Iowa College of Public Health on May 11, 2024!

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Kayla Duxbury celebrating MS Defense

Kayla Duxbury, MS

Congratulations to Kayla Duxbury for successfully defending your MS thesis!

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