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Nicole Baumgarth- DVM, PhD
Professor and Professor and Researcher and Researcher
Center for Comparative Medicine
Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

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

+1 530 754 5813
nbaumgarth@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

Regulation of immunity to respiratory viral pathogens and to Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease

Education

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)

Licenses

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

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Cell-fate decisions in antiviral immunity, (Principal Investigator), NIH/NIAID

Principal Investigator, Influenza Research Database, (Principal Investigator), NIH/NIAID

Principal Investigator, R01 Protective humoral immunity to influenza infection, (Principal Investigator), NIH/NIAID

Principal Investigator, Reversing Borrelia burgdorferi-induced immune suppression with novel immunotherapies , (Principal Investigator), Steven & Alexander Cohen Foundation

Principal Investigator, Comparative Medical Science Training Program , (Principal Investigator), NIH

Principal Investigator, Host defense against Borrelia burgdorferi infection , (Principal Investigator), Global Lyme Alliance

Co-Investigator, KOMP2-Phase 2 Production and Phenotyping by the DTCC Consortium, Kent Lloyd (Principal Investigator), NIH/OD

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Nicole Baumgarth: Comprehensive annotation of mature peptides and genotypes for Zika virus 2017 Sun G, Larsen CN, Baumgarth N, Klem EB, Scheuermann RH Comprehensive annotation of mature peptides and genotypes for Zika virus PLoS One,
  • Nicole Baumgarth: sIgM-FcµR Interactions Regulate Early B Cell Activation and Plasma Cell Development after Influenza Virus Infection 2017 Nguyen TTT, Graf BA, Randall TD, Baumgarth N sIgM-FcµR Interactions Regulate Early B Cell Activation and Plasma Cell Development after Influenza Virus Infection J Immunol,
  • Nicole Baumgarth: The IgM receptor FcmR limits tonic BCR signaling
by regulating expression of the IgM BCR 2017 Nguyen TTT, Kläsener K, Zürn C, Castillo PA, Brust-Mascher I, Imai DM, Bevins CL, Reardon C, Reth M, Baumgarth N The IgM receptor FcmR limits tonic BCR signaling by regulating expression of the IgM BCR Nat Immunol,
  • Nicole Baumgarth: Blimp-1-dependent and -independent natural antibody production by B-1 and B-1-derived plasma cells 2017 Savage HP, Yenson VM, Sawhney SS, Mousseau BJ, Lund FE, Baumgarth N Blimp-1-dependent and -independent natural antibody production by B-1 and B-1-derived plasma cells J Exp Med,
  • Nicole Baumgarth: Borrelia burgdorferi Manipulates Innate and Adaptive Immunity to Establish Persistence in Rodent Reservoir Hosts 2017 Tracy KE, Baumgarth N Borrelia burgdorferi Manipulates Innate and Adaptive Immunity to Establish Persistence in Rodent Reservoir Hosts Front Immunol,
  • Nicole Baumgarth: Licensing delineates helper and effector NK cell subsets during viral infection 2017 Zamora AE, Aguilar EG, Sungur CM, Khuat LT, Dunai C, Lochhead GR, Du J, Pomeroy C, Blazar BR, Longo DL, Venstrom JM, Baumgarth N, Murphy WJ Licensing delineates helper and effector NK cell subsets during viral infection JCI insight,
  • Nicole Baumgarth: Natural IgM and the development of B cell-mediated autoimmune diseases 2016 Nguyen TT, Baumgarth N Natural IgM and the development of B cell-mediated autoimmune diseases Crit Rev Immunol,
  • Nicole Baumgarth: B-1 cell heterogeneity and the regulation of natural and antigen-induced IgM production 2016 Baumgarth N B-1 cell heterogeneity and the regulation of natural and antigen-induced IgM production Front Immunol,
  • Nicole Baumgarth: Innate B cells tell ILC how it's done 2016 Nguyen TT, Baumgarth N Innate B cells tell ILC how it's done Immunity,
  • Nicole Baumgarth: Natural and induced B-1 cell immunity to infections raises questions of nature versus nurture 2015 Baumgarth N, Waffarn EE, Nguyen TT Natural and induced B-1 cell immunity to infections raises questions of nature versus nurture Ann N Y Acad Sci,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2014 Barthold SW, Baumgarth N: Immunology and Infectious Diseases of the Mouse, J.G. Fox and M.T. Whary, (ed), The Biology of the Mouse. .

2014 Yenson V, Baumgarth N: Purification and immune phenotyping of B-1 cells from body cavities of mice., Gaetano Vitale and Francesca Mion (eds.), (ed), Methods in Molecular Biology . 17-34.

2013 Baumgarth N, Carroll MC, Gonzalez S : Antibody-mediated immunity, R.G. Webster, A. S. Monto, T. J. Braciale, R. A. Lamb, (ed), Textbook of Influenza, Second Edition. .

2013 Baumgarth N: Innate-like B cells and their rules of engagement., P.D. Katsikis et al (eds.), (ed), Adv Exp Med Biol. 57-66.

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