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The worldwide Pandemic known as COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus) has consumed the media, our government, and has changed our day-to-day liv

In order for the SARS-CoV-2 to infect humans and cause COVID-19 disease, it must be able to produce more progeny viruses in the infected cells.

Of the four structural proteins that make up human coronaviruses, the envelope (E) protein is currently the least understood by scientists.

Meggan Craft, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine is collaborating with Eva Enns, PhD, associate professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health, to create a model of how the novel coronavirus moves through an individual’s network.

Transmission models of COVID-19 are used by policymakers and hospital leaders to inform disease prevention and mitigation activities and prepare for case surges.

The ability to detect antibodies against a SARS-CoV-2 infection presents a tremendous opportunity for the development of a COVID-19 diagnostic test.

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, ignites an immune response to infection, which results in severe lung inflammation.

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, uses its spike protein to recognize the receptor ACE2 on human lung cells, attaching the virus to the cells.

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.