The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically impacted human interactions and the global economy. A barrier to lifting social distancing restrictions is the lack of rapid and effective detection and screening.
Dr. Mickey Kosloff
, of the University’s Department of Human Biology, is conducting ongoing research that is positioned to identify tools to address the current crisis and avoid the need for future global quarantines.
By exploring the interactions between human proteins and the virus proteins, Dr. Kosloff and his lab are working to identify new treatments to disrupt the process, and new methods for identifying infection in people.
Dr. Kosloff is a computational and experimental biologist. After graduating with a PhD in Structural and Molecular Biochemistry from the Hebrew University, he studied computational biology at Columbia University. He then continued his post-doctoral studies at Duke University Medical School, where he combined his experimental background with structural bioinformatics to determine how to decode selective recognition among signaling proteins.