TCBG Seminar

SARS-CoV-2 through the Lens of Klausís Microscope

Professor Rommie Amaro
Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California - San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Monday, April 26, 2021
3:00 pm (CT)
Zoom webinar recording

Abstract

The seminar is a more personal perspective about her labís efforts, together with collaborators, to understand the SARS-CoV-2 virus in atomic detail, with the goals to better understand molecular recognition of the virus and host cell receptors, antibody binding and design, and the search for novel therapeutics. She will focus on her labís studies of the spike protein, its glycan shield, its interactions with the human ACE2 receptor, our efforts to model the SARS-CoV-2 virion, and escape variants. She will discuss the work of the 2020 ACM Gordon Bell Special Prize and plans for future activities in this space.


Bio/CV: https://amarolab.ucsd.edu/files/AMARO_FULL _CV_JULY_2.pdf Lab: https://amarolab.ucsd.edu


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