When a virus infects a cell, it has one goal: hijack the cell’s protein-building systems to make new copies of itself. Biochemist James M. Burke, Ph.D. has joined the molecular medicine department at UF Scripps to advance studies of viral infection and innate immunity.
The nation’s medicine chest needs more options for treating dangerous viral diseases. UF Scripps scientists will receive an estimated $15 million to join in a massive federal effort to develop new medicines against COVID and other viruses.
Disney lab at UF Scripps developed a compound that disables the replication engine of COVID-19 by disabling its viral "clutch."