Nicole Baumgarth

Nicole Baumgarth


Center for Comparative Medicine
Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

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

Licence to practice Veterinary Medicine (awarded by the State of Lower Saxony, Germany)
1987, DVM, Staatsexamen Tiermedizin, Hannover, Germany,
1989, PhD, School of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover, Hannover, 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
Honors and Awards
1982 Gerhard Bohne 2. Prize for Assay on the Theology of Karl Bart" (German Federal Award)
1989 Carl Norden Prize for most outstanding research during postgraduate program on Veterinary Science
1990-1992 Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft"
1996 Young Scientist Award
1999 & 2000 Travel awards to attend the Keystone Symposium on Immunological and Biological Aspects of Protein Delivery to the Lung
2001 UC Davis Candidate for Pew Scholarship Trust
2007 Chancellors Fellow
2008 Member, NIH study section Immunity and Host Defense"
2010 Member, AAI Program Committee
2015 - 2018 Appointed Chair, NIH Study Section Scientific and Technical Review Board on Biomedical and Behavioral Research Facilities
2018 Zoetis Excellence in Research Award
Most Recent Five 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. .
Research Focus
Regulation of immunity to respiratory viral pathogens and to Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease
Ten Recent Publications

Sun G, Larsen CN, Baumgarth N, Klem EB, Scheuermann RH
Comprehensive annotation of mature peptides and genotypes for Zika virus

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

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

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

Nguyen TT, Baumgarth N
Innate B cells tell ILC how it's done