Check out highlights of our work to discover a new receptor for hantaviruses that cause severe pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in the New World on the Einstein and NIH websites. We believe that this receptor could provide a target for the development of therapeutics to protect against HPS.
This study is a great example of the power of dispersed collaborative teams to do interdisciplinary science. The Chandran Lab’s Rohit Jangra and other lab members drove these efforts, but other labs from three continents also played key roles. Kudos to John Dye, Zhongde Wang, Thijn Brummelkamp, Jason Moffat, Félix Rey, Nicole Tischler, Dev Sidhu, and Jon Lai and all of their participating group members for making this happen.