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Dr. Watowich COVID-19 Research Collaboration News

Jun 24, 2020, 13:17 PM by Sealy Center on Aging
Drug discovery researchers from Galveston to El Paso join forces to find new therapeutics to combat the pandemic - Primeur Magazine, June 2, 2020

As the world continues dealing with the pandemic, an international team of computational scientists, medicinal chemists, biochemists, and virologist, led by Texas researchers, are working to rapidly identify drug like molecules that stop SARS-CoV-2. UTMB’s Stan Watowich is part of the effort. “It’s a bold, rapid, high-risk, high-reward, initiative to find new starting points for drugs for COVID-19,” Watowich said.

A COVID-19 collaboration as big as Texas - Texas Advanced Computing Center, May 12, 2020

The COVID-19 Drug Discovery Consortium, an international team of computational scientists, medicinal chemists, biochemists, and virologists have come together quickly to identify drug-like molecules that inhibit SARS-CoV-2 replication. “We are uniquely positioned for this,” said UTMB’s Stan Watowich. “We’ve done it for a long time. We know lots of players.”

Dr. Watowich is a co-leader of the Metabolism & Biology Resource Core of the UTMB Pepper Center.