April 16, 2020
UT Austin Associate Professor Jason McLellan on Working Toward a Coronavirus Vaccine
UT Austin Associate Professor of Molecular Biosciences Jason McLellan led breakthrough research in creating the first 3-D atomic scale map of the spike protein, the part of the virus that attaches to and infects human cells, which his team will use to work on a viable vaccine candidate. McLellan talks to Longhorn nation about how COVID-19 compares to other coronaviruses, how and when a vaccine might be developed, and how he's staying hopeful during this time.
This video is part of an ongoing series, co-produced by The University of Texas and the Texas Exes, featuring Longhorns who are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.