COVID-19 News

SCRC Faculty in COVID-19 News


placeholderUCI develops low-cost, accurate COVID-19 antibody detection platform

Aug 19, 2020 - SCRC

Portable imager could massively increase testing across nation by end of 2020


placeholderVTM production for COVID-19 tests featured in UCI Magazine - Spring 2020

July 13, 2020 - SCRC

UCI scientists found a way to synthesize the depleting sample-preserving fluid, a critical ingredient of COVID-19 test kits, in campus laboratories, called viral transport medium.


placeholderNanommune Partners With Velox Biosystems, founded by Weian Zhao, Ph.D., to Offer COVID-19 Testing

July 1, 2020 - SCRC

"This partnership between Nanommune and Velox can make an immediate impact in the fight against the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak," said Dr. Byron Shen, CEO of Velox Biosystems, Inc.


placeholderInvestigating the Neuroinvasive Potential of SARS-CoV2 using Human Brain Organoid Cultures

May 2020 - SCRC

If SARS-CoV2 is able to enter the CNS, it will be imperative to design effective anti-viral drugs that can enter the CNS to dampen viral replication and spread throughout the brain.


placeholderAccelerating pipelines toward COVID-19 therapies and vaccines using high-throughput single-cell functional screening

May 2020 - SCRC

To develop a platform technology that can accelerate development of prophylactic and treatment vaccines and antivirus therapeutic antibodies against COVID-19.


placeholderASCC Network Convalescent Plasma Trial Through CIRM

April 24, 2020 - CIRM Blog

This marks CIRM’s first clinical study for COVID-19 after approving emergency funding a month earlier.


placeholderGrave Threats to Voting Rights in the Wisconsin Election

April 15, 2020

Michele Bratcher Goodwin, Chancellors Professor of Law and SCRC faculty on stem cell ethics, publishes on the threat of the pandemic to voting rights.


placeholderUCI Engineers Collaborate to Attack Virus

April 10, 2020 - CIRM Blog

SCRC faculty and Samueli School engineers are answering the call for simple and affordable ventilators, using off-the-shelf parts to meet the unprecedented demand.


placeholderUCI Campus Labs Make Sample-Preserving Fluid for COVID-19 Test Kits

April 7, 2020 - UCI News

“We set up a mini task force of related medical investigators and faculty from various schools,” says Aileen Anderson, professor and director of the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center.


placeholderHow Far Can Donald Trump Actually Go in Responding to COVID-19?

March 30, 2020 - Ms. Magazine

Michele Goodwin, SCRC faculty and a law professor at the University of California, Irvine, said questions about civil liberties are also being raised by the pandemic.


placeholderWeaponizing Racism in the Wake of COVID-19

March 25, 2020 - Ms. Magazine

Michele Goodwin, SCRC faculty, writes about how racializing COVID-19 or any other disease harms society and serves no legitimate governmental or public policy purpose.


placeholderWill Civil Liberties Be Another COVID-19 Victim?

March 17, 2020 - WhoWhatWhy

There are concerns about the influence of “political expediency” on the independence of judges, and whether they can be counted on to rely “on the evidence at hand,” Michele Goodwin said.


placeholderContained? Government Authority During a Health Crisis

March 6, 2020 - ACS Blog

Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy, SCRC faculty on panel to speak to government authority during the health crisis.


placeholderFlow Core Covid-19 Projects

Updates on projects supported by the flow core at the UCI Stem Cell Research Center.