Join research experts in discussing recent journal articles posted to ASM's COVID-19 Research Registry. The Virtual Journal Club sessions are held on the third Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. Eastern Time.

August 20 Session

This month, the selected study sheds new light on the packaging and replication of SARS-CoV-2 virus as potential targets for new therapies. Our presenter and panelists with their diverse expertise will take us to an in-depth discussion of the findings and explore their potential treatment implications.

Specific viral RNA drives the SARS CoV-2 nucleocapsid to phase separate.
Christiane Iserman, Christine Roden, Mark Boerneke, Rachel Sealfon, Grace McLaughlin, Irwin Jungreis, Chris Park, Avinash Boppana, Ethan Fritch, Yixuan J. Hou, Chandra Theesfeld, Olga G Troyanskaya, Ralph S. Baric, Timothy P. Sheahan, Kevin Weeks, Amy S. Gladfelter. bioRxiv 2020.06.11.147199; doi:

The copyright holder for this preprint is the author/funder, who has granted bioRxiv a license to display the preprint in perpetuity. It is made available under a CC-BY-ND 4.0 International license.


Matthew Weitzman, Ph.D.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Lynn W. Enquist, Ph.D.
Princeton University

Discussion Panel

Stacy Horner, Ph.D.
Duke University School of Medicine

Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Ph.D.
HHMI Janelia Research Campus

Aaron Schmidt, Ph.D.
Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard

Next Session Date: Sept. 17, 2020 (registration will open Sept. 1)


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