COVID-19

Animal Models

  • Golden Syrian hamsters
  • BALB/c mice
  • hACE2 tg mice
  • Ferrets
  • Rhesus and cynomolgus macaques

Study Types

  • Vaccine testing
  • Therapeutics testing
  • PK/safety testing
  • Pathogenesis

In vitro Services

  • Sample processing
  • RT-PCR and plaque assay viral load testing
  • Binding antibody ELISA and PRNT

Representative Publications

 

Protective efficacy of Ad26.COV2.S against SARS-CoV-2 B.1.351 in macaques.
Yu J, Tostanoski LH, Mercado NB, McMahan K, Liu J, Jacob-Dolan C, Chandrashekar A, Atyeo C, Martinez DR, Anioke T, Bondzie EA, Chang A, Gardner S, Giffin VM, Hope DL, Nampanya F, Nkolola J, Patel S, Sanborn O, Sellers D, Wan H, Hayes T, Bauer K, Pessaint L, Valentin D, Flinchbaugh Z, Brown R, Cook A, Bueno-Wilkerson D, Teow E, Andersen H, Lewis MG, Martinot AJ, Baric RS, Alter G, Wegmann F, Zahn R, Schuitemaker H, Barouch DH.
Nature. 2021 Jun 23. doi: 10.1038/s41586-021-03732-8. Online ahead of print.
PMID: 34161961

Cell-mimicking nanodecoys neutralize SARS-CoV-2 and mitigate lung injury in a non-human primate model of COVID-19.
Li Z, Wang Z, Dinh PC, Zhu D, Popowski KD, Lutz H, Hu S, Lewis MG, Cook A, Andersen H, Greenhouse J, Pessaint L, Lobo LJ, Cheng K.
Nat Nanotechnol. 2021 Jun 17. doi: 10.1038/s41565-021-00923-2. Online ahead of print.
PMID: 34140674

A cautionary perspective regarding the isolation and serial propagation of SARS-CoV-2 in Vero cells.
Funnell SGP, Afrough B, Baczenas JJ, Berry N, Bewley KR, Bradford R, Florence C, Duff YL, Lewis M, Moriarty RV, Connor SLO, Osman KL, Pullan S, Rashid S, Richards KS, Stemple KJ, Knezevic I.
NPJ Vaccines. 2021 Jun 17;6(1):83. doi: 10.1038/s41541-021-00346-z.
PMID: 34140522

Low-dose Ad26.COV2.S protection against SARS-CoV-2 challenge in rhesus macaques.
He X, Chandrashekar A, Zahn R, Wegmann F, Yu J, Mercado NB, McMahan K, Martinot AJ, Piedra-Mora C, Beecy S, Ducat S, Chamanza R, Huber SR, van Heerden M, van der Fits L, Borducchi EN, Lifton M, Liu J, Nampanya F, Patel S, Peter L, Tostanoski LH, Pessaint L, Van Ry A, Finneyfrock B, Velasco J, Teow E, Brown R, Cook A, Andersen H, Lewis MG, Schuitemaker H, Barouch DH.
Cell. 2021 Jun 1:S0092-8674(21)00693-0. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2021.05.040. Online ahead of print.
PMID: 34133941 Free PMC article.

Evaluation of mRNA-1273 against SARS-CoV-2 B.1.351 Infection in Nonhuman Primates.
Corbett KS, Werner AP, O’ Connell S, Gagne M, Lai L, Moliva JI, Flynn B, Choi A, Koch M, Foulds KE, Andrew SF, Flebbe DR, Lamb E, Nurmukhambetova ST, Provost SJ, Bock KW, Minai M, Nagata BM, Van Ry A, Flinchbaugh Z, Johnston TS, Mokhtari EB, Mudvari P, Henry AR, Laboune F, Chang B, Porto M, Wear J, Alvarado GS, Boyoglu-Barnum S, Todd JM, Bart B, Cook A, Dodson A, Pessaint L, Steingrebe K, Elbashir S, Andersen H, Wu K, Edwards DK, Kar S, Lewis MG, Bortiz E, Moore IN, Carfi A, Suthar MS, McDermott A, Roederer M, Nason MC, Sullivan NJ, Douek DC, Graham BS, Seder RA.
bioRxiv. 2021 May 24:2021.05.21.445189. doi: 10.1101/2021.05.21.445189. Preprint.
PMID: 34075375 Free PMC article.

Neutralizing antibody vaccine for pandemic and pre-emergent coronaviruses.
Saunders KO, Lee E, Parks R, Martinez DR, Li D, Chen H, Edwards RJ, Gobeil S, Barr M, Mansouri K, Alam SM, Sutherland LL, Cai F, Sanzone AM, Berry M, Manne K, Bock KW, Minai M, Nagata BM, Kapingidza AB, Azoitei M, Tse LV, Scobey TD, Spreng RL, Rountree RW, DeMarco CT, Denny TN, Woods CW, Petzold EW, Tang J, Oguin TH 3rd, Sempowski GD, Gagne M, Douek DC, Tomai MA, Fox CB, Seder R, Wiehe K, Weissman D, Pardi N, Golding H, Khurana S, Acharya P, Andersen H, Lewis MG, Moore IN, Montefiori DC, Baric RS, Haynes BF.
Nature. 2021 May 10. doi: 10.1038/s41586-021-03594-0. Online ahead of print.
PMID: 33971664

Protection against SARS-CoV-2 infection by a mucosal vaccine in rhesus macaques.
Sui Y, Li J, Zhang R, Prabhu SK, Andersen H, Venzon D, Cook A, Brown R, Teow E, Velasco J, Greenhouse J, Putman-Taylor T, Campbell TA, Pessaint L, Moore IN, Lagenaur L, Talton J, Breed MW, Kramer J, Bock KW, Minai M, Nagata BM, Lewis MG, Wang LX, Berzofsky JA.
JCI Insight. 2021 Apr 28;6(10):148494. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.148494.
PMID: 33908897

Immune Correlates of Protection by mRNA-1273 Immunization against SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Nonhuman Primates.
Corbett KS, Nason MC, Flach B, Gagne M, O’ Connell S, Johnston TS, Shah SN, Edara VV, Floyd K, Lai L, McDanal C, Francica JR, Flynn B, Wu K, Choi A, Koch M, Abiona OM, Werner AP, Alvarado GS, Andrew SF, Donaldson MM, Fintzi J, Flebbe DR, Lamb E, Noe AT, Nurmukhambetova ST, Provost SJ, Cook A, Dodson A, Faudree A, Greenhouse J, Kar S, Pessaint L, Porto M, Steingrebe K, Valentin D, Zouantcha S, Bock KW, Minai M, Nagata BM, Moliva JI, van de Wetering R, Boyoglu-Barnum S, Leung K, Shi W, Yang ES, Zhang Y, Todd JM, Wang L, Andersen H, Foulds KE, Edwards DK, Mascola JR, Moore IN, Lewis MG, Carfi A, Montefiori D, Suthar MS, McDermott A, Sullivan NJ, Roederer M, Douek DC, Graham BS, Seder RA.
bioRxiv. 2021 Apr 23:2021.04.20.440647. doi: 10.1101/2021.04.20.440647. Preprint.
PMID: 33907752 Free PMC article.

Efficacy and breadth of adjuvanted SARS-CoV-2 receptor-binding domain nanoparticle vaccine in macaques.
King HAD, Gordon Joyce M, Naouar IE, Ahmed A, Cincotta CM, Subra C, Peachman KK, Hack HH, Chen RE, Thomas PV, Chen WH, Sankhala RS, Hajduczki A, Martinez EJ, Peterson CE, Chang WC, Choe M, Smith C, Headley JA, Elyard HA, Cook A, Anderson A, Wuertz KM, Dong M, Swafford I, Case JB, Currier JR, Lal KG, Amare MF, Dussupt V, Molnar S, Daye SP, Zeng X, Barkei EK, Alfson K, Staples HM, Carrion R, Krebs SJ, Paquin-Proulx D, Karasavvas N, Polonis VR, Jagodzinski LL, Vasan S, Scott PT, Huang Y, Nair MS, Ho DD, de Val N, Diamond MS, Lewis MG, Rao M, Matyas GR, Gromowski GD, Peel SA, Michael NL, Modjarrad K, Bolton DL.
bioRxiv. 2021 Apr 10:2021.04.09.439166. doi: 10.1101/2021.04.09.439166. Preprint.
PMID: 33851155 Free PMC article.

Efficacy of a Broadly Neutralizing SARS-CoV-2 Ferritin Nanoparticle Vaccine in Nonhuman Primates.
Joyce MG, King HAD, Naouar IE, Ahmed A, Peachman KK, Cincotta CM, Subra C, Chen RE, Thomas PV, Chen WH, Sankhala RS, Hajduczki A, Martinez EJ, Peterson CE, Chang WC, Choe M, Smith C, Lee PJ, Headley JA, Taddese MG, Elyard HA, Cook A, Anderson A, McGuckin-Wuertz K, Dong M, Swafford I, Case JB, Currier JR, Lal KG, O’Connell RJ, Molnar S, Nair MS, Dussupt V, Daye SP, Zeng X, Barkei EK, Staples HM, Alfson K, Carrion R, Krebs SJ, Paquin-Proulx D, Karasavva N, Polonis VR, Jagodzinski LL, Amare MF, Vasan S, Scott PT, Huang Y, Ho DD, de Val N, Diamond MS, Lewis MG, Rao M, Matyas GR, Gromowski GD, Peel SA, Michael NL, Bolton DL, Modjarrad K.
bioRxiv. 2021 Mar 25:2021.03.24.436523. doi: 10.1101/2021.03.24.436523. Preprint.
PMID: 33791694 Free PMC article.

Engineered SARS-CoV-2 receptor binding domain improves immunogenicity in mice and elicits protective immunity in hamsters.
Dalvie NC, Rodriguez-Aponte SA, Hartwell BL, Tostanoski LH, Biedermann AM, Crowell LE, Kaur K, Kumru O, Carter L, Yu J, Chang A, McMahan K, Courant T, Lebas C, Lemnios AA, Rodrigues KA, Silva M, Johnston RS, Naranjo CA, Tracey MK, Brady JR, Whittaker CA, Yun D, Kar S, Porto M, Lok M, Andersen H, Lewis MG, Love KR, Camp DL, Silverman JM, Kleanthous H, Joshi SB, Volkin DB, Dubois PM, Collin N, King NP, Barouch DH, Irvine DJ, Love JC.
bioRxiv. 2021 Mar 4:2021.03.03.433558. doi: 10.1101/2021.03.03.433558. Preprint.
PMID: 33688647 Free PMC article.

Vaccination with SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein and AS03 Adjuvant Induces Rapid Anamnestic Antibodies in the Lung and Protects Against Virus Challenge in Nonhuman Primates.
Francica JR, Flynn BJ, Foulds KE, Noe AT, Werner AP, Moore IN, Gagne M, Johnston TS, Tucker C, Davis RL, Flach B, O’Connell S, Andrew SF, Lamb E, Flebbe DR, Nurmukhambetova ST, Donaldson MM, Todd JM, Zhu AL, Atyeo C, Fischinger S, Gorman MJ, Shin S, Edara VV, Floyd K, Lai L, Tylor A, McCarthy E, Lecouturier V, Ruiz S, Berry C, Tibbitts T, Andersen H, Cook A, Dodson A, Pessaint L, Ry AV, Koutsoukos M, Gutzeit C, Teng IT, Zhou T, Li D, Haynes BF, Kwong PD, McDermott A, Lewis MG, Fu TM, Chicz R, van der Most R, Corbett KS, Suthar MS, Alter G, Roederer M, Sullivan NJ, Douek DC, Graham BS, Casimiro D, Seder RA.
bioRxiv. 2021 Mar 2:2021.03.02.433390. doi: 10.1101/2021.03.02.433390. Preprint.
PMID: 33688652 Free PMC article.

Low-Dose Ad26.COV2.S Protection Against SARS-CoV-2 Challenge in Rhesus Macaques.
He X, Chandrashekar A, Zahn R, Wegmann F, Yu J, Mercado NB, McMahan K, Martinot AJ, Piedra-Mora C, Beecy S, Ducat S, Chamanza R, Huber SR, van der Fits L, Borducchi EN, Lifton M, Liu J, Nampanya F, Patel S, Peter L, Tostanoski LH, Pessaint L, Van Ry A, Finneyfrock B, Velasco J, Teow E, Brown R, Cook A, Andersen H, Lewis MG, Schuitemaker H, Barouch DH.
bioRxiv. 2021 Jan 27:2021.01.27.428380. doi: 10.1101/2021.01.27.428380. Preprint.
PMID: 33532782 Free PMC article. Updated.

The functions of SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing and infection-enhancing antibodies in vitro and in mice and nonhuman primates.
Li D, Edwards RJ, Manne K, Martinez DR, Sch?fer A, Alam SM, Wiehe K, Lu X, Parks R, Sutherland LL, Oguin TH, McDanal C, Perez LG, Mansouri K, Gobeil SMC, Janowska K, Stalls V, Kopp M, Cai F, Lee E, Foulger A, Hernandez GE, Sanzone A, Tilahun K, Jiang C, Tse LV, Bock KW, Minai M, Nagata BM, Cronin K, Gee-Lai V, Deyton M, Barr M, Von Holle T, Macintyre AN, Stover E, Feldman J, Hauser BM, Caradonna TM, Scobey TD, Moody MA, Cain DW, DeMarco CT, Denny TN, Woods CW, Petzold EW, Schmidt AG, Teng IT, Zhou T, Kwong PD, Mascola JR, Graham BS, Moore IN, Seder R, Andersen H, Lewis MG, Montefiori DC, Sempowski GD, Baric RS, Acharya P, Haynes BF, Saunders KO.
bioRxiv. 2021 Jan 2:2020.12.31.424729. doi: 10.1101/2020.12.31.424729. Preprint.
PMID: 33442694 Free PMC article.

Correlates of protection against SARS-CoV-2 in rhesus macaques.
McMahan K, Yu J, Mercado NB, Loos C, Tostanoski LH, Chandrashekar A, Liu J, Peter L, Atyeo C, Zhu A, Bondzie EA, Dagotto G, Gebre MS, Jacob-Dolan C, Li Z, Nampanya F, Patel S, Pessaint L, Van Ry A, Blade K, Yalley-Ogunro J, Cabus M, Brown R, Cook A, Teow E, Andersen H, Lewis MG, Lauffenburger DA, Alter G, Barouch DH.
Nature. 2021 Feb;590(7847):630-634. doi: 10.1038/s41586-020-03041-6. Epub 2020 Dec 4.
PMID: 33276369 Free PMC article.

D614G Spike Mutation Increases SARS CoV-2 Susceptibility to Neutralization.
Weissman D, Alameh MG, de Silva T, Collini P, Hornsby H, Brown R, LaBranche CC, Edwards RJ, Sutherland L, Santra S, Mansouri K, Gobeil S, McDanal C, Pardi N, Hengartner N, Lin PJC, Tam Y, Shaw PA, Lewis MG, Boesler C, ?ahin U, Acharya P, Haynes BF, Korber B, Montefiori DC.
Cell Host Microbe. 2021 Jan 13;29(1):23-31.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2020.11.012. Epub 2020 Dec 1.
PMID: 33306985 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.

Correlates of protection against SARS-CoV-2 in rhesus macaques

A Single Immunization with Nucleoside-Modified mRNA Vaccines Elicits Strong Cellular and Humoral Immune Responses against SARS-CoV-2 in Mice

REGN-COV2 Antibodies Prevent and Treat SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Rhesus Macaques and Hamsters

Ad26 vaccine protects against SARS-CoV-2 severe clinical disease in hamsters

Potently neutralizing and protective human antibodies against SARS-CoV-2

SARS-CoV-2 infection protects against rechallenge in rhesus macaques

DNA vaccine protection against SARS-CoV-2 in rhesus macaques

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