Christine Herkenrath

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K.C. Kent Lloyd, DVM, PhD Awarded MMRRC Competitive Renewal

Dr. K.C. Kent Lloyd was recently awarded a five year, $6.5 million, competitive renewal of the NIH Mutant Mouse Regional Resource Center (MMRRC) grant, U42OD012210.   The MMRRC National Consortium serves a primary role in ensuring that valuable mouse models of human disease, development, and behavioral abnormalities created in research laboratories are shared broadly among the biomedical […]

Peter A. Barry, PhD Awarded a New $1.2 Million Dollar Pfizer Contract

Dr. Peter A. Barry, PhD was recently awarded a new $1.2 million dollar Pfizer contract to work on the “Immunogenicity of hCMV recombinant gB and pentameric complex proteins in rhCMV-seronegative rhesus macaques at UC Davis”.  For more information on Dr. Barry’s research please visit his research site at http://ccm.ucdavis.edu/faculty/barry/.

Peter A. Barry, PhD Comments on Scientific American Story

Peter A. Barry, PhD was recently quoted in a Scientific American Story, “Your Immune System is Made, Not Born” which offers new insight into the the creation of our immune system.   Dr. Barry’s research program studies cytomegalovirus at the Center for Comparative Medicine.

Stephen J. McSorley, PhD Elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology

Stephen J. McSorley, PhD, was elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology.  The Academy, the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology, recognizes excellence, originality, and leadership in the the microbiological sciences.  Congratulations Dr. McSorley!

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 […]