Coronavirus Research

Dan Treglia on the caregivers lost to COVID

The associate professor of practice in the School of Arts & Sciences identifies the number of children who have lost parents and caregivers to COVID-19 and how to support them.


Six takeaways from two years of online learning

As two full years of this explosion in virtual learning approaches, Penn GSE associate professor and director of the Penn Center for Learning Analytics Ryan Baker shares some thoughts on best practices, and which practices should be avoided.

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In the News

Business Wire

Ross Prize awarded to mRNA technology, COVID-19 vaccine innovators

Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman of the Perelman School of Medicine will be honored at a June 7 symposium in New York City for their research that enabled COVID-19 vaccines.


Fox 29 (Philadelphia)

Local doctor answers COVID-19 long haul questions

Benjamin Abramoff of the Perelman School of Medicine answers questions about COVID long haul symptoms.


San Francisco Chronicle

Could a single vaccine fend off all versions of COVID-19? Here’s where the science stands

Drew Weissman of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for work he is doing to develop a pancoronavirus vaccine, a vaccine that would offer protection from all types of coronaviruses like COVID-19, SARS, and others.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

COVID vaccine’s mRNA technology also works for an HIV vaccine, study shows

Drew Weissman of the Perelman School of Medicine led a study that proves that mRNA technology could be used to deliver an HIV vaccine. Future research will explore developing mRNA vaccines for herpes, influenza, and other viruses.



Researcher finds 'stunning' rate of COVID among deer. Here's what it means for humans

Research led by Andrew Marques, a Ph.D. student in the Perelman School of Medicine, found new evidence of COVID-19 spillover from humans into wild deer. How exactly the virus was transmitted to deer has yet to be determined.


Philadelphia Inquirer

COVID-19 has now been found in 29 kinds of animals, which has scientists concerned

Eman Anis of the School of Veterinary Medicine, Frederic Bushman of the Perelman School of Medicine, and Suresh Kuchipudi of Penn State spoke about the spread of COVID-19 in animals. Because there is less surveillance of the virus in non-human populations, “It could be evolving in hosts we are not aware of,” Anis said.