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The Search for Persisters

Dr. Nicole Baumgarth was quoted in an article, “The Search for Persisters: Lyme disease–causing bacteria can outmaneuver antibiotics in vitro and manipulate the mouse immune system”, which was recently published by “TheScientist”.   The article discusses her research findings published in PLOS Pathogens.  Dr. Baumgarth’s research program investigates basic immunological mechanisms that regulate and control immunity […]

A Sweet Treat Is a Clever Trick in Gauging Monkeys’ Health

The New York Times recently published an article, “A Sweet Treat Is a Clever Trick in Gauging Monkeys’ Health”, which describes how scientist here at UC Davis and within the PREDICT program were able to optimize techniques that had their beginnings here at the CCM and CNPRC while Tierra Smiley Evans was working in Dr. […]

Impact of chronic viral infections and altered microbiota on HIV vaccine efficacy

CCM  Core Faculty member Dr. Peter Barry received funding from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for HIV studies in microbiota, vaccines, and infant functional cures.

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Alterations in gut microbiota composition are found in chronic inflammatory non-infectious and infectious diseases including chronic HIV infection. Such changes may influence host immune responses […]

Dr. Nicole Baumgarth featured in ScienceBlog

SVM researchers found that the bacteria that cause Lyme disease are able to trick an animal’s immune system into not launching a full-blown immune response or developing lasting immunity to the disease.
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Chris Miller, PhD Awarded a 5-year, $3.3 Million, NIH Research Project (R01) grant

Dr. Chris Miller was recently awarded a five year, $3.3 million, NIH Research Project (R01) grant, R01 AI118590 titled “How did a Vaccine Enhance HIV Acquisition?” This project seeks to understand how an Ad5 vectored HIV vaccine used in a STEP trial increased HIV infections and will provide us with valuable information that will help […]

Dr. Peter Barry­ television coverage of CMV research

Dr. Peter Barry did an outstanding job informing the public of the translational importance of his CMV research on KCRA, Sunday May 17.  The CCM is committed to finding solutions to critical health problems such as CMV, the “birth defect virus”.


To learn more about Dr. Peter Barry’s program, please visit

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 […]