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CCM Faculty

Nicole Baumgarth, DVM, PhD

Professor

SVM: Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology
Center for Comparative Medicine

Research Interests: The Baumgarth Lab investigates the basic immunological mechanisms that regulate and control immunity to pathogens. They aim to reveal the signals that drive a protective B cell response and to determine how these responses might be derailed by certain pathogens. Two mouse models of infection are being studied: influenza virus and Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme Disease agent. They are interested also in understanding the development and the role and function of a small innate-like B cell subset, termed B-1 cells and the natural IgM this subset is producing.

Alexander “Sandy” D. Borowsky, MD

Professor

SOM: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Research Interests: Molecular Oncology, Genetically Engineered Mouse

Smita S. Iyer, PhD

Assistant Professor

SVM: Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology
California National Primate Research Center
Center for Comparative Medicine

Research Interest: Our lab’s primary research interests center around delineating immunological and molecular mechanisms of CD4 T cell help. Our ultimate goal is to use this information to design an effective HIV vaccine and in parallel understand mechanisms of HIV susceptibility and pathogenesis.

  • Tel: 530-752-4376
  • Location: Center for Comparative Medicine, Room 2005
  • Website: Link

Sungjin Kim, PhD

Associate Professor

Center for Comparative Medicine

Research Interest: Innate immune responses to viral infection and malignancy, Development and function of natural killer cells in humans and animal models, Non-human primate model of viral infection.

  • Tel: 530-752-5716
  • Location: Center for Comparative Medicine, Room 1006
  • Website: Link

Marcelo J. Kuroda, MD, PhD

Professor

SVM: Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology
Center for Comparative Medicine
Leader, Infectious Disease Unit
California National Primate Research Center

Research Interest: 1) Determining the role of monocyte/macrophages in the pathogenesis of infectious diseases, chronic inflammation and aging; 2) Examining the immunology of aging, and; 3) Assessing the roles of macrophages in the pathogenesis of TB using the macaque model of TB/SIV.

  • Tel: 530-754-0676
  • Location: Center for Comparative Medicine, Room 1005
  • Website: Link

K.C. Kent Lloyd, DVM, PhD

Professor

SOM: Surgery
Director, Mouse Biology Program

Research Interests: Genome engineering and editin, Assisted reproduction technologies, Precision animal models of disease

  • Tel: (530) 754-6687
  • Location: Mouse Biology Program, 2500 2nd Street, Davis, CA
  • Website: Link

Stephen J. McSorley, PhD

Interim Director and Professor

SVM: Anatomy, Physiology & Cellular Biology
Center for Comparative Medicine

Research Interest:  T Cells in the Context of Infection

Christopher J. Miller, DVM, PhD

Professor

SVM: Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology
California National Primate Research Center

Research Interests: Viral Pathogenesis, Anti-viral Immunity, Mucosal Immunology

Roger Sciammas, PhD

Assistant Professor

SVM: Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology
Center for Comparative Medicine

Research Interest:  Gene regulation in the control of antibody

  • Tel: 530-754-4419
  • Location: Center for Comparative Medicine, Room 1007
  • Website: Link

Jay V. Solnick, MD, PhD

Professor

SOM: Medical Microbiology & Immunology
Center for Comparative Medicine

Research InterestHelicobacter pylori