Natalie Stull

Director of Facilities and Lab Operations

Joined the IBRI in December 2015

Natalie Stull

Natalie Stull is a biologist who serves as the link between the administration team and the scientists, helping to provide the resources the scientists need to fulfill their research goals.

Stull manages the facilities, procurement, Fisher Unity Lab on site services, and Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI) Innovation Members’ labs housed within the institute’s space. In addition, she leads the IBRI’s Metabolic Core Lab that provides services to IBRI, Indiana University, Purdue University and Notre Dame University researchers. 

Stull has worked in academic research most of her more than 30-year career and has been an author on more than 30 journal articles. For a full list of Stull's published research, click here. After graduating from Indiana University with a degree in biology, with a focus in virology, she joined a Parkinson’s research lab in Philadelphia and trained under Lorraine Iacovitti, PhD, where she gained her breath of knowledge in brain dissection and surgery.

Upon returning to Indiana in 2001,  she joined the lab of Mary Dinauer, MD, PhD, in the Wells Center Hematology and Oncology section and studied CGD (chronic granulomatous disease), gaining knowledge in live cell microscopy.

After nine years, Stull began her interest in diabetes research in the lab of Raghu Mirmira, MD, PhD, and continued her mouse surgical skills and eventually became the manager of the Islet Core Facility where she trained staff in pancreatic islet isolations and authored a JOVE article highlighting her islet isolation protocol. Just before joining the IBRI, Natalie spent a two-year assignment in a regulatory lab at Eli Lilly and Company, where she gained invaluable knowledge of CLIA lab operations.

Natalie lives in Noblesville, IN, with her husband of more than 30 years. She loves the Pacers and attends as many games as possible. She also likes to golf and spend time flower gardening.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cell biology
  • CLIA lab operations
  • Facilities and lab management
  • Live cell microscopy
  • Mouse phenotyping and surgery
  • Pancreatic islet isolation


  • Bachelor of Science (Biology), Indiana University, 1989