Michael Rahe

Education & Certifications  

PhD, Comparative & Molecular Biosciences, University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2017
DVM, Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2013
MPH, University of Iowa, 2013
BS, Biology, Iowa State University, 2009


VDPAM 455 - Diagnostic Laboratory Practicum

Research Focus & Interests  

Dr. Rahe is a diagnostic pathologist at the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.


MBMA 2016 Power of 10 Member
Member of the University of Minnesota Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) 2014-2017


American Veterinary Medical Association
American Association of Swine Veterinarians
American Association of Veterinary Immunologists

Selected Publications  

Rahe MC and Murtaugh MP. 2017. Mechanisms of Adaptive Immunity to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus. Viruses 13;9(6)

Robinson SR, Rahe MC, Gray DK, Martins KV and Murtaugh MP. 2018. Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus neutralizing antibodies provide in vivo cross-protection to PRRSV1 and PRRSV2 viral challenge. Virus Research 248:13-23

Rahe MC, Gustafson K, and Murtaugh MP. 2018. B Cell Tetramer Development for Veterinary Vaccinology. Viral Immunology 31(1):1-10

Rahe MC, Murtaugh, MP. 2017. Interleukin-21 drives proliferation and differentiation of porcine memory b cells into antibody secreting cells. PLoS One 12, e0171171.

Rahe MC, Murtaugh, MP. 2017. Effector mechanisms of humoral immunity to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 186: 13-17.

Mateo R, Nagamine CM, Spagnolo J, Méndez E, Rahe M, Gale m, Yuan J, and Kirkegaard K. 2013. Inhibition of cellular autophagy deranges dengue virion maturation. Journal of Virology 87: 1312-1321.