Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Coronavirus

Snakes Could Be the Original Source of the New Coronavirus Outbreak in China

Pitt virologists answer questions concerning coronavirus and how the recent outbreak started.
JoAnne Flynn

Researchers Find More Effective Way to Administer Tuberculosis Vaccine

As part of the global push to prevent tuberculosis, Distinguished Professor JoAnne Flynn and a group of Pitt and National Institutes of Health researchers have discovered that intravenously injecting the standard tuberculosis vaccine could boost its power.
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Student Helps NASA Thwart Microbial Hitchhikers on Future Mars Missions

Emily Klonicki spent the summer in a NASA lab helping to develop filters to keep microbes from contaminating Mars.