influenza

Awarded Project: "NIAID Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance"

January 01, 2019
NIAID Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance

Dr. Christopher J. Miller, in conjunction with the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, received a two year contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH.  Seasonal influenza A virus (IAV) infections kill up to 49,000 people in the United States each year. Pandemics can kill many more people, and considerable scientific effort is directed to addressing pandemics prophylactically because responses after a pandemic are too late.

Awarded Project: “Protective Humoral Immunity to Influenza Infection”

May 23, 2018
Protective Humoral Immunity to Influenza Infection

Nicole Baumgarth received a five year grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases division of NIH to study “Protective Humoral Immunity to Influenza Infection”.  Antibody-mediated immunity generated by B lymphocytes is important for immune protection from infections. We are investigating a particular type of B cell response that we show to be induced after infection with influenza virus, but not after vaccination.

Awarded Project: "Virus-induced Cell Fate Decisions in Anti-Viral Immunity"

August 01, 2017
Virus-induced Cell Fate Decisions in Anti-Viral Immunity 

Dr. Nicole Baumgarth, in conjunction with the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, was awarded a three year grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, NIH.  The overall aims of this program are to determine the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating immunity to viral diseases with an emphasis on influenza and LCMV infection. Dr. Baumgarth’s project is concerned with the role of IgM and the development of IgM memory B cells during influenza infection.