Ralph Baric

EpidemiologyCurriculum Vitae
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile
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Campus Box 7435USA
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1983 North Carolina State University PhD, Microbiology
1977 North Carolina State University BS, Zoology
Research interests

  • Infectious diseases
Practice activities

Current Positions

Present Associate Research Professor
Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health. Learn about the Research and Innovation Solutions (RIS) Gillings Innovation Lab.
Since: 2001 Professor
Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health

Professional Memberships

American Society for Microbiology
American Society for Virology
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Staff/administrative responsibilities


Harvey Weaver Scholar from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Established Investigator from the American Heart Association
Gillings Innovation Laboratory 2008-2010
Finalist, World Technology Award 2004

Key publications
*Lindesmith, L., Donaldson, E., Lobue, A., Cannon, J., Vinje, J., and Baric, R.S. (2007)
Mechanisms of GII.4 Norovirus Persistence in Human Populations..
PLOS Medicine: vol.12;5(2):e31.

*Rockx, B., Corti, D., Donaldson, E., Sheahan T., Stadler K., Lanzavecchia A., and Baric, R.S. (2007)
Structural Basis for Potent Cross-Neutralizing Human Monoclonal Antibody Protection Against Lethal Human and Zoonotic SARS-CoV Challenge..
J Virol: vol.82(7), p.3220-35.

*Rockx, B., Sheahan, T., Donaldson, E., Harkema, J., Sims, A., Heise, M., Pickles, R., Cameron, M., Kelvin, D., and Baric, R.S. (2007)
Synthetic Reconstruction of Zoonotic and Early Human SARS-CoV Isolates that produce Fatal Disease in Aged Mice..
J Virol: vol.81(14), p.7410-23.

*Deming, D.J., Sheahan, T., Yount, B., Davis, N., Sims, A., West, A., Heise, M., Whitmore, A., Donaldson, E., Curtis, K., Johnston, R.E. and R.S. Baric (2006)
Vaccine Efficacy in Senescent Mice Challenged with Synthetically Resurrected SARS-CoV Strain GD03..
PLOS Medicine: vol.3, p.2359-2375.

*Yount, B., Roberts, R.S., Lindesmith, L., and Baric, R.S. (2006)
Rewiring the SARS-CoV transcription circuit: Engineering a recombination-resistant genome..
PNAS USA: vol.103, p.459-465.