A WSU-led research team found spike proteins from the bat virus, Khosta-2, can infect human cells and is resistant to both the monoclonal antibodies and serum from individuals vaccinated for SARS-CoV-2.
The National Institutes of Health grant will allow researchers at WSU to explore how bacterial proteins work together to cause one of the world’s most widespread diseases transferred from animals to humans.
Elis Fisk, a fourth-year anatomic pathology resident and doctoral student at Washington State University, has been accepted as a fellow in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s infectious disease and microbial immunology post-doctoral training program.
Sarah Wright is a microbiology major in the School of Molecular Biosciences who is on track to graduate in the spring of 2023. Like many students in the College of Veterinary Medicine, she has taken advantage of the unique opportunity to gain experience in the laboratory setting as an undergraduate.
Graduate student Cameron Mandel studied Chlamydia in the lab of Dr. Anders Omsland located in the state-of-the-art Allen Center, home to some of the most advanced research into infectious disease, antimicrobial resistance, rabies control and prevention, and zoonotic disease.