The funding will continue post-doctoral programs to train scientists in infectious diseases and microbial immunology.
Stephanie Seifert has been named as a co‑lead investigator for a new National Science Foundation-funded institute designed to advance research and education around viral emergence.
The now-confirmed case of monkeypox in the state should raise awareness of the virus, but it will not spread as easily as COVID-19, according to WSU infectious disease experts.
A group of bat viruses related to SARS-CoV-2 can also infect human cells but uses a different and unknown entryway. While researchers are still honing in on how these viruses infect cells, the findings could help in the development of new vaccines.
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