Natalie Steinel

Natalie Christina Steinel

Assistant Professor, Associate Director of CPRT

College of Sciences
Biological Sciences, Center for Pathogen Research & Training (CPRT)
Olsen Hall - 224


Immunology, B cells, Ecoimmunology, Host-parasite interactions, Comparative immunology

Research Interests

Immunology, B cells, Ecoimmunology, Host-parasite interactions, Comparative immunology.


  • BA: French, University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX
  • Ph D: Immunology, (2013), University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA
  • BS: Cell and Molecular Biology, (2003), University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX

Selected Publications

  • Steinel, N., Lee, E.M., Viggiano, D., Capasso, A., Lee, M.W. (2020). The renal adverse effects of cancer immunotherapy. Journal of nephrology, 33(3) 467-481.
  • Ling, F., Steinel, N., Weber, J., Ma, L., Smith, C., Correa, D., Zhu, B., Bolnick, D., Wang, G. (2020). The gut microbiota response to helminth infection depends on host sex and genotype. The ISME journal, 14(5) 1141-1153.
  • Steinel, N., Palmer, G.C., Nowicki, E., Lee, E., Nelson, E., Whiteley, M., Lee, M.W. (2019). Integration of Microbiology, Pharmacology, Immunology, and Infectious Disease Using Active Teaching and Self-Directed Learning. Medical Science Educator, 1--10.
  • Lohman, B.K., Steinel, N., Weber, J.N., Bolnick, D.I. (2017). Gene Expression Contributes to the Recent Evolution of Host Resistance in a Model Host Parasite System. Frontiers in immunology, 8 1071.
  • Steinel, N., Bolnick, D.I. (2017). Melanomacrophage Centers As a Histological Indicator of Immune Function in Fish and Other Poikilotherms. Frontiers in immunology, 8 827.
  • Weber, J.N., Steinel, N., Shim, K.C., Bolnick, D.I. (2017). Recent evolution of extreme cestode growth suppression by a vertebrate host. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114(25) 6575-6580.
  • Steinel, N. (). Learning objectives for weaving evolutionary thinking into medical education. Medical Science Educator, 27(1) 137-145.
  • Weber, J.N., Kalbe, M., Shim, K.C., Erin, N.I., Steinel, N., Ma, L., Bolnick, D.I. (2017). Resist Globally, Infect Locally: A Transcontinental Test of Adaptation by Stickleback and Their Tapeworm Parasite. The American naturalist, 189(1) 43-57.