This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

PHoto credit: CDC/Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM

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Geisel Med Student Alyssa Flores ’21 Leads Study Published in Nature Nanotechnology

Geisel Med Student Alyssa Flores ’21 Leads Study Published in Nature Nanotechnology

During two exciting years as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Fellow, Alyssa Flores ’21 immersed herself in translational research in the lab of Nicholas Leeper, MD, director of vascular research and chief of vascular medicine at Stanford University; was lead author of a paper published in the journal Circulation; and had lunch with a Nobel Laureate. Now back at Geisel, Flores is lead author of a new paper published today in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.