Associate Professor and Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Contact Information:
Email: Office Phone: 318-675-6076
Office Fax: 318-675-6059


Fellowship, Infectious Diseases, 1999-2002, Baylor College of Medicine

Residency, General Pediatrics, 1996-1999, Baylor College of Medicine

Ph.D., Neurosciences, 1996, Emory University

M.D., 1996, Emory University

B.S., Physics/Chemistry, 1988, Tulane University


Major Research Interests:  
Natural history and pathogenesis of human polyomaviruses. My laboratory seeks to understand the host and viral factors that regulate BK polyomavirus persistence, reactivation, and disease in immunocompetent and immune-compromised patients.

Representative Publications:

Vanchiere, J.A., Nicome, R.K., Greer, J.M., Demmler, G.J., and Butel, J.S. (2005) Frequent Detection of Polyomaviruses in Stool Samples from Hospitalized Children.  Journal of Infectious Diseases, 192, 658-664.

Vanchiere, J.A., Abudayyeh, S., Copeland, C.M., Lu, L.B., Graham, D.Y., and Butel, J.S. (2009) Polyomavirus Shedding in the Stool of Healthy Adults. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, August 2009, 2388-2391.

Broekema, N.M., Abend, J.R., Bennett, S.M., Butel, J.S., Vanchiere, J.A., and Imperiale, M.J. (2010) A system for the analysis of BKV non-coding control regions: application to clinical isolates from an HI/AIDS patient.   Virology, 407(2), 368-373.