Dr. Yogesh Gupta Delivers COVID Presentation to International Society for Stem Cell Research

International Society for Stem Cell Research



Yogesh Gupta, PhD

On February 25, 2021, Dr. Gupta delivered an invited talk at the International Society for Stem Cell Research COVID network meeting chaired by Hans-Willem Snoeck. MD, PhD (Columbia Univ.) and Todd McDevitt, PhD (Gladstone Inst., UCSF). At this meeting, Dr. Gupta presented his recent research on nonstructural proteins (nsps) of SARS-CoV-2. Some of these enzymes chemically modify the genetic code (the messenger RNA) of the virus in order to protect it from degradation and to subvert the innate immune response inside the host cells. His laboratory has been investigating three-dimensional structures of key viral enzymes and their cellular partners. The atomic-level details derived from his studies will provide important insights into the mechanisms that enable the virus to grow inside the human body and will be crucial for devising innovative strategies for drug development for the treatment of COVID-19 and emerging coronaviral infections.


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