Molecular Mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2

A deep dive into the science
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (41 ratings)
1,031 students
Molecular Mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (41 ratings)
1,032 students
Describe the emergence and origins of COVID-19
Review the role of ACE2 in SARS-CoV-2 cell entry
Discuss how SARS CoV-2 and ACE2 mechanisms relate to COVID-19 pathology

Requirements

  • At least college level biology
Description

This is definitely for people with a background in science who want a deeper dive into the mechanisms underlying SARS-CoV2.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

•Describe the emergence and origins of COVID-19

•Review the role of ACE2 in SARS-CoV-2 cell entry

•Discuss how SARS CoV-2 and ACE2 mechanisms relate to COVID-19 pathology

Content created by Morgan Meissner, PhD, Daniel Keiffenheim, PhD, who are medical writers with backgrounds in molecular biology. Compiled and narrated by Emma Hitt Nichols, PhD.

Who this course is for:
  • People with a background in science or health
Course content
2 sections • 14 lectures • 37m total length
  • Introduction
    02:42
  • Origins and Emergence
    02:33
  • Isolate Diversity
    02:17
  • Mechanism of Cell Entry
    02:29
  • The Spike Protein
    02:41
  • Viral Replication
    03:59
  • Renin Angiotensin System
    02:00
  • ACE2 Activity
    01:42
  • Therapeutic Targets
    10:10
  • Neuroinvasiveness
    01:13
  • Lymphopenia
    01:27
  • Cytokine Stoem
    01:08
  • Antibody Response
    01:44
  • Antibody Based Diagnostics
    01:33

Instructor
Medical Writer
Emma Nichols, PhD
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 1,391 Reviews
  • 9,432 Students
  • 19 Courses

Emma Nichols, PhD, is a long time writer specializing in medical topics. While working in a lab earning her PhD in molecular biology, she realized she would much rather write about science than "do" science and has been a medical writer ever since. She has a passion for teaching people about medical writing and communicating all things medical.