Coronavirus Information from CIID



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. 

January 14, 2021:  Dr. Stephen McSorley and Dr. Stuart Cohen answered questions related to the current COVID-19 Vaccines on UC Davis LIVE

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