ME Assistant Professor Leads Research Team on Virus Transport in Respiratory Systems

A new project, led by Assistant Professor Suo Yang, will investigate the transport of virus aerosols and nasal medicinal droplets in order to help develop effective treatments for COVID-19. The goal of the study is to understand how the virus and medicine are transported through respiratory systems, which will inform how doctors medicate COVID-19 patients. The research project — “Modeling of Virus/Medicine Transport in Respiratory Systems and Their Interactions with Epithelial Cells for COVID-19 Treatment” — is funded by a Rapid Response Research Grant from the University of Minnesota Medical School, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. 

Yang is working on a second COVID-19 project, sponsored by the Institute for Engineering in Medicine, called "Computational Investigation of the Airborne Transmission of COVID-19 through Droplet Aerosols," which is already showing promising results.