Led by Lynne Bemis, PhD, professor of Biomedical Sciences, the study, "Investigating tRNA Fragments Predicted to Bind SARS-CoV-2," will assess if one or more tRFs binds and regulates SARS-CoV-2.

“New exploration of the binding of tRFs to SARS-CoV-2 will lead to new understanding of the RNA regulatory mechanisms, ultimately leading to new therapeutic interventions targeting SARS-CoV-2,” said Bemis.

This project is supported by the UMN Campus Public Health Officer's CO:VID (Collaborative Outcomes: Visionary Innovation & Discovery) grants program, which support University of Minnesota faculty to catalyze and energize small-scale research projects designed to address and mitigate the COVID-19 virus and its associated risks.

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