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Dragony Fu and Jack Werren selected for ‘rapid research’ on COVID-19

July 17, 2020

Dragony Fu, an assistant professor of biology, and Jack Werren, the Nathaniel and Helen Wisch Professor of Biology, will apply their expertise in cellular and evolutionary biology to research proteins involved in infections from COVID-19. The funding is part of the National Science Foundation’s Rapid Response Research program to mobilize funding for high priority projects.

By better understanding the specific biological mechanisms and proteins involved in COVID-19 infection, scientists will better be able to develop effective treatments and vaccines to fight the disease.