Isolde ButlerIsolde Butler, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Butler received her Medical degree and Master's degree in Public Health and Tropical Medicine in 2005 from Tulane University. After completing medical school in 2005, Dr. Butler spent one year at the Tulane National Primate Research Center studying the effects of Simian Immunodeficiency Virus on the gut tissue of non-human primates. In June 2009, Dr. Butler completed her Internal Medicine residency at Tulane University. During the 2007-08 academic year of her residency, Dr. Butler received the Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans Resident of the Year Award. Dr. Butler remained an additional year as Chief Resident before pursuing a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Tulane University in July 2010. Dr. Butler completed her Infectious Diseases Fellowship in June 2012. In July 2012, Dr. Butler joined the faculty of Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Section, as an Assistant Professor of Medicine.

Dr. Butler's primary research interests are hemorrhagic fever viruses, Dengue virus and dengue immunology. Much of her time is dedicated to laboratory research. Her clinical interests include viral illnesses, particularly HIV.

Selected Publications
Gautam R, Gaufin T, Butler I, Gautam A, Barnes M, Mandell D, Pattison M, Tatum C, Macfarland J, Monjure C, Marx PA, Pandrea I, Apetrei C. Simian immunodeficiency virus SIVrcm, a unique CCR2-tropic virus, selectively depletes memory CD4+ T cells in pigtailed macaques through expanded coreceptor usage in vivo. J Virol. 2009 Aug;83(16):7894-908

Butler I, Pandrea I, Marx P, Apetrei C. HIV Genetic Diversity: Biological and Public Health Consequences. Current HIV Research. 2007, 5, 23-45

Gautam R, Carter AC, Katz N, Butler I, Barnes M, Hasegawa A, Ratterree M, Silvestri G, Marx P, Hirsch V, Pandrea I, Apetrei C. In vitro characterization of primary SIVsmm isolates belonging to different lineages. In vitro growth on rhesus macaque cells is not predictive for in vivo replication in rhesus macaques. Virology. 2007, 362, 257-270.

Ivona V. Pandrea, Rajeev Gautam, Ruy M. Ribeiro, Jason M. Brenchley, Isolde F. Butler, Melissa Pattison, Terri Rasmussen, Preston A. Marx, Guido Silvestri, Andrew A. Lackner, Alan S. Perelson, Daniel C. Douek, Ronald S. Veazey, and Cristian Apetrei. Acute Loss of Intestinal CD4+ T Cells Is Not Predictive of Simian Immunodeficiency Virus Virulence. Journal of Immunology, 2007; 179: 3035-3046.


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