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New research uncovering details of SARS-CoV-2 interactions with human cells featured by Biophysical Society

Defne Gorgun

In order to infect cells, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, needs to insert itself into the membrane of human cells. New molecular models show what parts of SARS-CoV-2 are critical for that interaction, revealing new potential drug targets. In a new research presented by Biophysics student Defne Gorgun, from the lab of Professor Emad Tajkhorshid, at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society, the molecular details which could inform the design of drugs that block the infection were addressed. Read full news article here: PBS news article.

Published March 01, 2021 15:27