2020 Virtual Commencement
Join us for a virtual event on May 16 starting at 11 a.m. CT and participate in some of our fun virtual activities to make this day as special as possible. Learn more
Profiles Spring 2020 is here!
Read about the latest contributions of our faculty, staff, students, and donors to the advancement of veterinary medicine, including impacts on the fight against COVID-19. Read now
UMN researchers advance on tackling the novel coronavirus
A recent study on SARS-CoV-2 maps how the virus binds to human cells, reveals its animal origin, and guides treatments for COVID-19. Read more
Coronaviruses infect humans by binding to specific proteins, known as receptors, on human cell surfaces.
A study led by Mythili Dileepan, PhD, will use non-infectious virus-like particles to create a vaccine for COVID-19. Relying on these virus-like particles (which mimic the virus that causes COVID-19), rather than using the actual virus in a vaccine, could stimulate a protective immune response in the human body without the risk of injecting a live virus mutant as a vaccine that can potentially cause disease in humans. The study is funded by the