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UC Irvine Researchers Working on a Vaccine for All Coronaviruses

Spectrum News 1, Jan. 28, 2021 (Video)

January 28, 2021

UC Irvine Researchers Working on a Vaccine for All Coronaviruses

UC Irvine professor Lbachir BenMohamed, PhD, director of the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Immunology at the university’s Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, and his colleagues are developing a preemptive vaccine for all coronaviruses with a multi-million-dollar grant from the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Because coronaviruses can mutate, experts at UCI have developed a vaccine that will attack the spike protein and additional proteins in SARS-Cov-2.