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Rafael Bernardi in Auburn University’s Department of Physics uses computational biophysics to understand the atomic level of the virus that causes COVID-19, which can directly impacting future vaccines and therapies.

His data-driven research examined the atoms in SARS-CoV-1 and SARS-CoV-2 on his custom supercomputer understanding how the two viruses develop different infection patterns. By looking at these atoms, he can determine the interactions between the virus and the cells in the human body.

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