Dr. Troy Sutton Authors Piece on COVID-19 Research in a BSL-3 Laboratory

Dr. Troy Sutton, an Assistant Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at Penn State University and an investigator with JHCEIRS, authored an article published on The Conversation about working with SARS-CoV-2 in a biosafety level 3 containment laboratory. In the piece, Dr. Sutton describes the safety measures used to protect researchers working with dangerous pathogens… Read more »

Dr. Richard Webby Discusses COVID-19 on Bloomberg Businessweek

Dr. Richard Webby, the Principal Investigator of SJCEIRS, was featured on an episode of the Bloomberg Businessweek Podcast to provide an update on coronavirus and vaccine research. In the interview, Dr. Webby discusses the recent resurgence in COVID-19 cases in the United States, how increased interactions between humans and animals help drive zoonotic disease, and… Read more »

Dr. Sarah Cobey discusses COVID-19 Modeling on WGN Morning News

Dr. Sarah Cobey, a member of the New York Influenza Center of Excellence (NYICE), made an appearance on Chicago’s WGN Morning News to discuss how models are being used to track the COVID-19 outbreak. Dr. Cobey works in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago, where she and her group frequently… Read more »

This Week in Virology Podcast Featuring Sabra Klein

This Week in Virology (TWiV) recently featured Dr. Sabra Klein, from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, part of the Johns Hopkins Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (JHCEIRS). Her research aims to understand how males and females differ in their immune response to viral infection. In Episode 624, she discusses… Read more »

FDA Authorizes Emergency Use of Dr. Florian Krammer’s COVID-19 Antibody Test

Last week, the FDA issued their authorization for emergency use of a SARS-CoV-2 antibody test developed by Dr. Florian Krammer’s microbiology lab for in vitro diagnosis of COVID-19 cases. Dr. Krammer, an investigator at CEIRS Center for Research on Influenza Pathogenesis (CRIP), started developing the test in January 2020. The ELISA test detects the presence… Read more »

Dr. David Topham Discusses COVID-19 Antibody Testing on TODAY

Dr. David Topham, Principal Investigator at the New York Influenza Center of Excellence (NYICE), was interviewed by NBC’s TODAY as part of an article on the process of coronavirus antibody testing. Antibody tests can be used to determine if a person had a past coronavirus infection. TODAY notes that while more than 150 antibody tests… Read more »

Dr. Andrew Pekosz Talks COVID-19 on Bloomberg Radio

The Bloomberg Daybreak Radio Show covers a range of business, economic, and market news between local and global levels. Now on Wednesday and Friday mornings, listeners can tune in for scientific discussion as well. Dr. Andrew Pekosz, co-Principal Investigator of the JHCEIRS Center and a Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins… Read more »

Dr. Florian Krammer Develops Antibody Test for COVID-19

Dr. Florian Krammer, a Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and part of the Center for Research on Influenza Pathogenesis (CRIP), talks about efforts to develop one of the first antibody-based tests for SARS-CoV-2 infections. Some patients may exhibit few, if any, symptoms of COVID-19, proving these tests to be important to determine whether people have been infected with COVID-19.