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Victor Nizet

Title(s)Distinguished Professor, Pediatrics
SchoolHealth Sciences
Phone858-534-7408
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    Title(s)Distinguished Professor, School of Pharmacy And Pharmaceutical Science


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    Reed College, Portland, ORBA05/1984Biology
    Stanford University, Stanford, CAMD05/1989Medicine
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    2019NIH/NAID Merit Award (R37)
    2017UCSD Chancellor's Associates Award for Excellence in Research in Science & Engineering
    2013UCSD Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring
    2013Rady Children’s Hospital Award for Excellence in Research
    2012Elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology
    2010Elected to Membership in the Association of American Physicians
    2008E. Mead Johnson Award for Research in Pediatrics, Society for Pediatric Research
    2008Stephen Silberstein Senior Fellow of the American Asthma Foundation
    2006Elected to Membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation
    2006Elected to the American Pediatric Society
    2004Career Investigator Award, American Lung Association
    2004Established Investigator Award, American Heart Association
    2002Named the 39th Mallinckrodt Scholar by the Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation
    2002Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Young Investigator Award
    2002Elected to the Society for Pediatric Research
    2001UCSD Department of Pediatrics Commitment to Resident Education Award
    2000UCSD Department of Pediatrics Outstanding Faculty Teacher of the Year
    1993Sidney Farber Outstanding Houseofficer Award, Children’s Hospital, Boston
    1984Class of 1922 Award, Reed College, “Most Outstanding Senior Thesis”
    1984Phi Beta Kappa, Reed College

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    Victor Nizet is a Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair for Basic Research and Chief of the Division of Host-Microbe Systems & Therapeutics at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and Distinguished Professor at UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Nizet is a graduate of Reed College, received his medical training at Stanford University School of Medicine, completed a Residency and Chief Residency in Pediatrics at Harvard University's Children's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and a then a Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington’s Children's Hospital in Seattle. Dr. Nizet is Faculty Lead for the UCSD Collaborative to Halt Antibiotic-Resistant Microbes (CHARM), a multidisciplinary research and educational program that debuted in Fall 2019. Dr. Nizet has authored over 440 peer-reviewed publications and has collaborated with several biotechnology interests in developing new antibiotic and immune-based therapies against drug-resistant pathogens. Details of his research program can be found on the laboratory website: http://nizetlab.ucsd.edu
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    Glycan-Lectin Receptor Regulation of Macrophage Maturation and Lung Innate Defenses in the Fetus and Newborn Infant
    NIH/NIAID R01AI142864Jul 17, 2019 - Jun 30, 2022
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    C3-Dependent Intracellular Killing in Innate Immunity and Bacterial Pathogenesis
    NIH/NIAID R01AI145325Mar 5, 2019 - Feb 29, 2024
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    2018 Streptococcal Biology Gordon Research Conference
    NIH/NIAID R13AI140636Jul 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Broad recognition of group A Streptococcus M proteins
    NIH/NIAID R21AI140436May 18, 2018 - Apr 30, 2020
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Pediatric and Developmental Pharmacology for Inflammatory and Infectious Diseases
    NIH/NICHD U54HD090259Sep 20, 2016 - Jun 30, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Glycoprotein Remodeling in the Vasculopathy and Coagulopathy of Sepsis
    NIH/NHLBI R01HL125352Sep 15, 2014 - May 31, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Analyzing a novel mechanism of action of bacterial cAMP producing toxins
    NIH/NIAID R01AI110713Feb 1, 2014 - Jan 31, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Mechanisms of the M protein in group A Streptococcus virulence
    NIH/NIAID R56AI096837Jul 1, 2011 - Jul 31, 2019
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Glycan Modulation of Inflammatory Responses
    NIH P01HL107150Jul 1, 2011 - May 31, 2018
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Mechanisms of the M protein in group A Streptococcus virulence
    NIH/NIAID R01AI096837Jul 1, 2011 - Jun 30, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Boosting Innate Immunity Through HIF to Treat Antibiotic-Resistant Infections
    NIH/NIAID R01AI093451Apr 5, 2011 - Mar 31, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Boosting Innate Immunity Through HIF to Treat Drug-Resistant Bacterial Infections
    NIH/NIAID R56AI090863Aug 2, 2010 - Jul 31, 2011
    Role: Principal Investigator
    GAS Switch from Colonizing Bacterium to Invasive Pathogen
    NIH/NIAID R01AI077780Sep 1, 2008 - Jan 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Sialic Acid O-Acetylation in GBS Pathogenesis &Immunity
    NIH/NICHD R01HD051796Apr 7, 2006 - Feb 28, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Molecular Analyses and Interventions for Biodefense and Emerging Pathogens
    NIH U54AI057153Sep 4, 2003 - Feb 28, 2014
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Cathelicidin in Skin Immunity
    NIH/NIAID R01AI052453Sep 15, 2002 - Nov 30, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    SLS: Molecular Basis and Role in Invasive GAS Disease
    NIH/NIAID R01AI048694Apr 1, 2002 - Mar 31, 2007
    Role: Principal Investigator
    PENETRATION OF THE BLOOD BRAIN BARRIER IN GBS MENINGITIS
    NIH/NICHD R03HD037224Feb 1, 1999 - Jan 31, 2001
    Role: Principal Investigator
    MOLECULAR BASIS OF LUNG INJURY IN GBS PNEUMONIA
    NIH/NIAID K08AI001451Apr 1, 1997 - Mar 31, 2001
    Role: Principal Investigator

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