Welcome to the Laboratory of Dr. John T. Harty, Ph.D.

We are part of the University of Iowa's Department of Pathology. We are also associated with the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Immunology, and the Cancer Center at the University of Iowa College of Medicine.

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Career & Publication Notices

Congratulations to Dr. Mariah Hassert for her latest publication in JEM: Regenerating murine CD8+ lung tissue resident memory T cells after targeted radiation exposure.

Cover of the Journal Brain for February 2024

Congratulations to Dr. Cori Fain, whose publication was selected for the February cover of Brain. The publication link is here: Discrete class I molecules on brain endothelium differentially regulate neuropathology in experimental cerebral malaria.

Congratulations to our undergraduate students who were named to The Dean’s list for the fall 2023 semester at the University of Iowa. Cassie Sievers, Zach Durr, and Jack Harty are all an asset to the lab.

For past career and publication announcements click here.


Congratulations to Dr. Harty for his selection as a 2024 Distinguished Fellow of AAI. This program annually recognizes members for distinguished careers and outstanding scientific contributions as well as their service to AAI and the immunology community. See the Pathology Department Announcement here.

Congratulations to Cassie Sievers for her successful poster presentation at the Fall Undergraduate Research Festival! (FURF) Photo credit: Lecia Epping

Congratulations to Madison Mix on the 2023: AAI Young Investigator Award, Autumn Immunology Conference; and to Cassie Sievers for the Undergraduate Research Travel Award from Iowa's Office of Undergraduate Research to attend the same. 

On Tuesday 10/17/23 Pathology Research Day, Stephanie Van De Wall Ph.D. gave a short talk entitled Dynamic landscapes of protective influenza-specific CD8+ lung resident memory T cells revealed by intravital imaging.

Dr. Harty was please to give the 2023 Ingraham Lecture at the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Microbiology & Immunology. He was hosted by former postdocs Dr. Martin Richer and Dr. Nathan Schmidt. Photo credit: Dr. Mark Kaplan