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
Proteins of highly pathogenic viruses, such as SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19 disease, play a critical role in the body’s immune response to infection, sometimes causing overt inflammation and tissue damage. A team of scientists led by Qinfeng Huang, PhD, suspects that a viral protein on SARS-CoV-2 — the nucleocapsid (N) protein — might be responsible for dampening the immune response that allows the virus to replicate unchecked.
Social distancing can help deter some of COVID-19’s spread, but the development of a vaccine is the only surefire way to combat this devastating disease. A team of researchers led by Hinh Ly, MA, PhD, and Yuying Liang, MS, PhD, has received funding from the UMN COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant program to use their recently patented technology to develop one such vaccine.