Matt Frieman

Matt Frieman

Mar 26, 2016

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    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.

    Campaign Ended

    A biology project funded by 29 people