Washington National Primate Research Center

December 7, 2021

Dr. Michael Gale’s Lab: Studying the omicron variant of COVID-19

WaNPRC’s IDTM Core Staff Scientist addresses vaccine and antibody protection

KING TV: Seattle lab studies omicron variant of COVID-19

By Glenn Farley

Virus samples from Washington’s three positive omicron cases of COVID-19 are now in the hands of scientists in a super secure, Level 3 containment lab at UW Medicine’s complex of research centers in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood.

“Do current antibodies from vaccination protect against omicron?” said Dr. Michael Gale about the upcoming experiments. Gale is the UW Medical School’s co-director for Emerging and Infectious Diseases, and Director for the Center for Innate Immunity and Immune Disease.  His department also works with the National Institutes of Health. Continue reading…