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Jay V. Solnick, MD, PhD, Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology

Dr. Jay V. Solnick was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. This award is conferred by the American Society for Microbiology and election to this Academy recognizes scientists for having made “outstanding contributions to the field of Microbiology”. Congratulations Dr. Solnick!

CD4 T cell responses to Chlamydia infection

Dr. Stephen McSorley was recently awarded a National Institutes of Health grant to study “CD4 T cell responses to Chlamydia infection” through the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (R01AI103422).  The  CDC estimates that Chlamydia is one of the most prevalent bacterial infections in the US and causes upper reproductive tract pathology in a […]

13 UC Davis Discoveries That Changed Our World

Our very own Dr. Murray B. Gardner was one of the researchers mentioned in the article “13 UC Davis Discoveries That Changed Our World” listed as no. 8 under Biomedical Sciences and Medicine section. Murray Gardner and his colleagues in the Medical and Veterinary Schools were able to isolate the retroviruses that caused fatal immunodeficiency […]

Dr. Peter A. Barry, Elected AAAS Fellow

It is a great pleasure to announce to everyone that Peter Barry has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This is a major honor since it represents a recognition from the scientific community of significant advances made by an individual in their scientific career to date. This particular […]

CRISPR Based Genome Editing Service

The UC Davis Mouse Biology Program (MBP) is happy to announce CRISPR-based genome editing (InDel, Exon Deletion ) in murine embryonic stem (ES) cells and zygotes as a service for the academic scientific community.

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 […]