Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program: SARS-CoV-2 Viral RNAs as Unique Biomarkers and Therapeutic Targets
Funding Agency: Department of Defense Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Program
Title: SARS-CoV-2 Viral RNAs as Unique Biomarkers and Therapeutic Targets
Role: Principal Investigator
Novel viruses, in particular RNA viruses, present a serious threat to global public health and disease control. Viral miRNAs (v-miRNAs) are known to play significant roles in the replication and propagation of viruses through both promotion of viral life cycle and suppression of host antiviral response. The proposed work will delineate the role of miRNAs in SARS-CoV-2 infection and will lay the groundwork for further preclinical evaluation.