Zebrafish study about the loss of smell caused by COVID-19 on local news


Posted: Jan 31, 2022 - 12:00pm

Graduate student Aurora Kraus in the lab

Have you been wondering why COVID-19 causes loss of smell in some people? Irene Salinas and her lab’s research focuses on why some symptoms are caused by COVID-19. Using the spike protein of the virus, they deliver the spike protein intranasally and track how the olfactory system responds to it. This project from the UNM Biology department was highlighted in KRQE news and featured Dr. Irene Salinas and Ph.D. student Aurora Kraus. Check out the story here.