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Nicole Baumgarth- DVM, PhD
Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

County Rd 98 & Hutchison Drive
CCM # 1004, Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 754 5813


Research Focus

Regulation of immune responses t pathogens with emphasis on influenza virus and HIV


1987 DVM , Staatsexamen Tiermedizin, Hannover, Germany,
1989 PhD Microbiology (Immunology), School of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover, Hannover, Germany

Honors and Awards

2010 Member, AAI Program Committee
2008 Member, NIH study section "Immunity and Host Defense"
2007 Chancellors Fellow
2001 UC Davis Candidate for Pew Scholarship Trust
1999 & 2000 Travel awards to attend the Keystone Symposium on Immunological and Biological Aspects of Protein Delivery to the Lung
1996 Young Scientist Award
1990-1992 Postdoctoral Fellowship from the "Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft"
1989 Carl Norden Prize for most outstanding research during postgraduate program on Veterinary Science
1982 Gerhard Bohne 2. Prize for Assay on the "Theology of Karl Bart" (German Federal Award)


Licence to practice Veterinary Medicine (awarded by the State of Lower Saxony, Germany)

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Regulation of Humoral Immunity to Influenza Virus, (Principal Investigator), NIH/NIAID

Principal Investigator, Humoral Responses to Lyme Borreliosis: A Mouse Model, Dual PI: Barthold (Principal Investigator), NIH/NIAID

Co-Investigator, Biohealthbase, Richard Scheuermann, UT Southwestern (Principal Investigator), NIH/NIAID

Principal Investigator, Long-lived B cell immunity in the Respiratory Tract, (Principal Investigator), NIH/NIAID

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2011 Tunev SS, Hastey CJ, Hodzic E, Feng S, Barthold SW, Baumgarth N Lymphoadenopathy during Lyme Borreliosis Is Caused by Spirochete Migration-Induced Specific B Cell Activation PLoS Pathog,
  • Link Icon 2011 Arzi B, Murphy B, Baumgarth N, Vapniarsky N, Nemec A, Naydan DK, Cox DP, Verstraete FJ Analysis of immune cells within the healthy oral mucosa of specific pathogen-free cats Anat Histol Embryol,
  • Link Icon 2011 Li Y, Cao H, Dao N, Luo Z, Yu H, Chen Y, Xing Z, Baumgarth N, Cardona C, Chen X High-throughput neuraminidase substrate specificity study of human and avian influenza A viruses Virology,
  • Link Icon 2011 Chang YJ, Kim HY, Albacker LA, Baumgarth N, McKenzie AN, Smith DE, Dekruyff RH, Umetsu DT Innate lymphoid cells mediate influenza-induced airway hyper-reactivity independently of adaptive immunity Nat Immunol,
  • Link Icon 2010 Chang YJ, Kim HY, Albacker LA, Lee HH, Baumgarth N, Akira S, Savage PB, Endo S, Yamamura T, Maaskant J, Kitano N, Singh A, Bhatt A, Besra GS, van den Elzen P, Appelmelk B, Franck RW, Chen G, DeKruyff RH, Shimamura M, Illarionov P, Umetsu DT Influenza infection in suckling mice expands an NKT cell subset that protects against airway hyperreactivity J Clin Invest,
  • Link Icon 2010 Albacker LA, Karisola P, Chang YJ, Umetsu SE, Zhou M, Akbari O, Kobayashi N, Baumgarth N, Freeman GJ, Umetsu DT, DeKruyff RH TIM-4, a receptor for phosphatidylserine, controls adaptive immunity by regulating the removal of antigen-specific T cells J Immunol,
  • Link Icon 2010 Easlick J, Szubin R, Lantz S, Baumgarth N, Abel K The early interferon alpha response in infant macaques infected orally with SIV J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr,
  • Link Icon 2010 Rothaeusler K, Baumgarth N B cell fate decisions during influenza virus infection Eur. J. Immunol,
  • Link Icon 2009 Rau FC, Dieter J, Luo Z, Priest SO, Baumgarth N B7-1/2 (CD80/CD86) direct signaling to B cells enhances IgG secretion J Immunol,
  • Link Icon 2009 Chang WL, Barry PA, Szubin R, Wang D, Baumgarth N Human cytomegalovirus suppresses type I interferon secretion by plasmacytoid dendritic cells through its interleukin 10 homolog Virology,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2009 Baumgarth N: B cell immunophenotyping, Darzynkiewicz Z, Robinson JP, Roederer M, (ed), Essential Cytometry Methods, Philadelphia. .

2008 Rothaeusler K, Baumgarth N: Assessment of cell proliferation by 5-bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) labeling for multicolor flow cytometry, , Curr Protoc Cytom. Unit7.31.

2004 Baumgarth N: B-cell immunophenotyping, , Methods Cell Biol. 643-62.

2004 Baumgarth N, Bigos M: Optimization of emission optics for multicolor flow cytometry, , Methods Cell Biology. 3-22.

2000 Baumgarth N, Chen J, Herman OC, Jager GC, Herzenberg LA: The role of B-1 and B-2 cells in immune protection form influenza virus infection. Mechanisms of B cell neoplasia 16th workshop, M Potter and F Melchers, (ed), Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology. 164-9.