CHARM is a faculty-led interdisciplinary research and educational initiative at UC San Diego. CHARM aims to leverage and deploying the unique multidisciplinary environment, resources and scientific talent of UC San Diego and CHARM Partners both local, nationwide, and abroad to lead innovative, paradigm shifting solutions to the global antibiotic-resistance crisis. With over 80 faculty participants across UC San Diego’s Health Sciences and General Campuses, representing all major research divisions of the University. CHARM organizes Colloquium – a seminar series highlighting international AMR thought leaders and Biotech innovators; Research in Progress – a lunchtime trainee seminar with up and coming AMR research, and expert panels on AMR topics of interest. CHARM focuses on AMR education through training of Infectious Disease MD and PhD fellows, and building masters level AMR courses as well as OpenCourseWare. CHARM is led by Dr. Ericka Anderson, PhD, Managing Director and Dr. Victor Nizet, MD, UC San Diego Faculty Lead. Dr. Anderson received her PhD in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), before completing postdoctoral training at UC San Diego Medical School in bacterial pathogenesis and innate immunity. Dr. Anderson then spent several years at a local San Diego Biotech company – Human Longevity (HLI), a groundbreaking data-driven health intelligence company where she worked as Microbiome Technical Lead, Scientific Liaison for Sequencing Projects, and a Life Cycle Management Lead.Dr. Nizet is Professor and Vice Chair for Basic Research is the Department of Pediatrics, Professor of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Chief of the Division of Host-Microbe Systems and Therapeutics at UC San Diego. Dr. Nizet received his medical training at Stanford University School of Medicine, completing residencies and Chief Residency in Pediatrics at Harvard University’s Children’s Hospital, and a Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington’s Children’s Hospital in Seattle. In 1997 Dr. Nizet joined the faculty of UC San Diego in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, where he has run his laboratory ever since, a basic and translational research laboratory focused on discovering virulence factors of leading human bacterial pathogens, elucidating mechanisms of innate immunity, and novel approaches to infectious disease therapy.
Dr. Victor Nizet, M.D.

Faculty Lead, CHARM

Dr. Ericka Anderson

Managing Director, CHARM