Monthly Archives: September 2014


Center for Comparative Medicine Former Trainees on the Frontline of the Ebola Outbreak

Former Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) trainees Kim Dodd, DVM, PhD and Brian Bird, DVM, PhD are on the front lines with the CDC in Sierra Leone battling the largest Ebola outbreak since the deadly virus was identified in 1976.  Kim Dodd participated on the federally funded NIH training grant “Year-Long Exposure to Advanced Research […]

Lyme Research Alliance, Inc. Award

The Lyme Research Alliance, Inc. recently awarded Dr. Nicole Baumgarth a grant to study “Host Defense Against Borrelia burgdorferi Infection”.  The proposed project is concerned with identifying CD4 T cell epitopes on three antigens of Borrelia burgdorferi, that they showed previously to give strong T-dependent IgG responses after infection of C57BL/6 mice with B. burgdorferi.  Our studies could explain […]

The Untold Dangers of Lyme Disease

Dr. Nicole Baumgarth was recently quoted in a recent article in Women’s Health magazine on “The Untold Dangers of Lyme Disease”.  She described what happened once the Lyme bacteria enters the body . She said “it does something weird: It heads straight for your lymph nodes, says Nicole Baumgarth, Ph.D., of the University of California at […]