UNC Biology’s own Corbin Jones co-authored “SARS-CoV-2 infection is effectively treated and prevented by EIDD-2801,” an article featured in Nature (2021). Congratulations, Corbin!
Corbin Jones is a Professor in the UNC Department of Biology. Corbin’s research focuses on genetic analyses of adaptations and interspecific differences in Drosophila, molecular evolution and population genetics of new genes, and evolutionary analysis of QTL and genomic data. Visit Professor Jones’ lab website to learn more.
From the abstract: “All known recently emerged human coronaviruses probably originated in bats1. Here we used a single experimental platform based on human lung-only mice (LoM) to demonstrate efficient in vivo replication of all recently emerged human coronaviruses (SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2) and two highly relevant endogenous pre-pandemic SARS-like bat coronaviruses. Virus replication in this model occurs in bona fide human lung tissue and does not require any type of adaptation of the virus or the host. Our results indicate that bats harbour endogenous coronaviruses capable of direct transmission into humans.” Access the article here.