Three NSF RAPID grants led by MUIDSI Core Faculty to Tackle COVID-19 Pandemic

MUIDSI core faculty are leading the following ongoing NSF RAPID projects for COVID-19: Dr. Steven Van Doren is the sole PI for “RAPID: Structure of Membrane-Bound Fusion Peptide of SARS-CoV-2 Required for Infection.”  Dr. Praveen Rao is the PI for “RAPID: Democratizing Genome Sequence Analysis for COVID-19 Using CloudLab” with Co-PIs Drs. Wesley Warren, Peter Tonellato, Eduardo J. Simoes, and Deepthi Rao. Dr. Chi-Ren Shyu is the PI for “RAPID: Geospatially-Enabled Deep Analytics for Real-time Mitigation and Response to COVID-19 Outbreak for American Rural Populations” with Co-PIs Drs. Mirna Becevic, Tim Matisziw, Richard Hammer, and Giovanna Guidoboni. Senior investigators are Dr. Ahmad Salman (SICU Medical Director), Dr. Henry Wan, and Tim Haithcoat.