About This Project
The number of Zika cases in South and Central America and the Caribbean is projected to be over 2 million by the end of 2016.
What if we had safe drugs that people could take to prevent Zika virus infections?
My lab has developed a yeast based screening platform to identify drugs that block virus growth. It has been successfully used for Influenza , SARS and Chikungunya. Given the significant public burden of Zika, identifying safe effective treatments is critical to curtailing the outbreak.