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  • Antibodies from original strain COVID-19 infection don't bind to variants, study finds

    Timothy Tana dn Nicholas Wu stand in a laboratory.

    People infected with the original strain of the virus that causes COVID-19 produced a consistent antibody response. However, those antibodies don’t bind well to new variants, Illinois graduate student Timothy Tan (left) and professor Nicholas Wu found.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor’s Note: To reach Nicholas Wu, email nicwu@illinois.edu.    

    The paper “Sequence signatures of two public antibody clonotypes that bind SARS-CoV-2 receptor binding domain” is available online.

    DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-24123-7