December 10, 2022
RIT study suggests COVID-19 variants are still transmissible between mammals
Spectrum News talks to Gregory Babbitt, associate professor in the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, about his research into how the virus that causes COVID-19 is still highly transmissible between mammals.
December 2, 2022
Study by RIT scientists indicates SARS-CoV-2 variants are still transmissible between species
Scientists believe bats first transmitted SARS-CoV-2 to humans in December 2019, and while the virus has since evolved into several variants such as delta and omicron, a new study by scientists at RIT indicates the virus is still highly transmissible between mammals.
September 14, 2021
New RIT visual modeling of coronavirus leads to discovery of behavior of second cellular ‘touchpoint’
WROC-TV features research by Gregory Babbitt, associate professor in the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences; Patrick Rynkiewicz ’20 (bioinformatics and computational biology), ’21 MS (bioinformatics); Professor André Hudson, and Associate Professor Feng Cui.
August 17, 2021
RIT scientists model how coronavirus attaches itself to human cells
RIT scientists have uncovered new information about the way coronavirus and several of its variants attach to human cells. The researchers examined how coronaviruses use their spike proteins to attach themselves to the host cells they are attacking.
May 30, 2019
RIT student develops tool to visualize molecular dynamics of proteins in virtual reality
Kyle Diller, a fifth-year computer science student from East Windsor, N.J., developed a plug-in application for the molecular visualization program UCSF ChimeraX. The application is currently under development at the University of California at San Francisco. Diller’s plug-in allows users to display an atomic structure as if it were a movie so they can see how the structure changes.