CIID COVID-19 RESEARCH IN THE NEWS
CIID Researchers are working in high level containment laboratories to grow SARS-CoV-2 to increase capacity in diagnostic testing and provide virus for researchers at UC Davis and other institutions. This is a collaborative effort with our partners at the California National Primate Research Center and the UC Davis Health System, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. The Center for Immunology & Infectious Diseases is jointly sponsored by the School of Veterinary Medicine and the School of Medicine.
Please see below for a listing of recent press releases related to the research being performed at the CIID:
January 22, 2021: Dr. Smita Iyer was quoted on the UCDavis News homepage in an article written by Andy Fell titled "Rhesus Macaques Develop Promising Immune Response to SARS-CoV-2". This article was also reference in the Davis Enterprise and FOX 40 News covered this story.
October 28, 2020: Medium Coronavirus Blog article: Don't Freak Out Over That Waning Covid-19 Antibodies Study
August 16, 2020: Dr. Smita Iyer was quoted in the New York Times article "Scientists See Signs of Lasting Immunity to Covid-19, Even After Mild Infections"
June 18th, 2020: Dr. Smita Iyer was awarded a Fast Grant from the George Mason University for her project, "Investigating Convalescent Plasma Therapy for COVID-19 in a rhesus model"
May 29, 2020: Dr. Smita Iyer was awarded a supplement to her NIH grant RF1AG061001 to study "COVID 19 Respiratory and CNS Pathogenesis in Geriatric Rhesus Monkeys"
May 7, 2020: Dr. Smita Iyer was awarded an R21 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to perform research on "Convalescent plasma therapy for COVID-19".
April 13, 2020: The California Aggie Press Release: UC Davis researchers work toward developing potential vaccine for COVID-19
April 6, 2020: The Scientist Press Release: Scientists Around the Globe Pivot Their Research to SARS-CoV-2
April 3, 2020: Nature article: Safely conducting essential research in the face of COVID-19
March 27, 2020: Sacramento Bee Press Release: UC Davis researchers rushing to develop new treatments to stop corononavirus spread
March 26, 2020: Cal Matters Press Release: Here’s what happens to science when California’s researchers shelter in place
March 20, 2020: Davis Enterprise Press Release: UCD researchers race to develop virus solutions
March 19, 2020: KCRA Press Release: UC Davis Medical Center unveils own coronavirus rapid testing
March 19, 2020: UC Davis Press Release: UC Davis Researchers Race to Develop Coronavirus Solutions