Andreas Bäumler received his doctoral degree from the University of Tübingen, Germany in 1992 for work with Dr. Klaus Hantke on iron uptake in Yersinia enterocolitica. He developed an interest in Salmonella pathogenesis during his postdoctoral work with Dr. Fred Heffron at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, OR. After joining the faculty at Texas A&M University Health Science Center in College Station, TX in 1996 as an Assistant Professor he began studying Salmonella-induced gastroenteritis using mouse and calf models and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2001. Since joining the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of California Davis in 2005 as a Professor he developed a ligated ileal loop model to study SIV infection compromises immunity of Rhesus macaques to Salmonella infection. He is currently investigating the dynamics of gut-associated microbial communities during inflammation. He serves as an Editor in Chief for Infection and Immunity and is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.