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Department of Physics and Astronomy
Faculty of Science
Genome Sciences and Technology Program
COVID-19 Research Area(s)Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics, Vaccines & Treatments
Collaborators SoughtAcademic, Industry
Areas of collaboration interestAntibody development, viral pseudotyping assays, vaccines.
The Plotkin Lab is developing novel, rationally-designed antibodies and vaccines to neutralize SARS-CoV-2, which account for future evolutionary mutations of the virus. These therapies are designed to be effective for future outbreaks as well as the current pandemic. Plotkin is also a co-inventor on a patent for a serology test that is designed to be fully specific for SARS-CoV-2. The above diagnostics and therapeutics are currently being developed in partnership with a Toronto-based pharmaceutical company, ProMIS Neurosciences.