COVID-19 Research Working Group

Leading Coronavirus Research


Live Programs June 3 and 4 Will Focus on COVID-19 Vaccines and Testing

May 29, 2020

UC Davis continues its public outreach on the coronavirus and the COVID-19 pandemic with two livestreamed programs the first week of June, featuring experts from the university and around the country discussing the progress being made in testing for and vaccinating against the disease.

The first program, focusing primarily on vaccines, is scheduled for Wednesday (June 3), as the third symposium in a public awareness series organized by Distinguished Professor Walter Leal of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology.

Vice Chancellor for Research, Graduate Student Develop COVID-19 Contact-Tracing Tool

May 22, 2020

Computer scientists at the University of California, Davis, have developed a web-based contact-tracing application. The app, We-Care, allows users to check in at specific locations and notifies them if someone reporting themselves as positive for COVID-19 checks in at the same location within a certain  time window.

Troubling COVID-19 syndrome identified in children

May 19, 2020
UC Davis Children's Hospital researches illness in kids similar to Kawasaki disease

(SACRAMENTO) — If there’s some good news in the novel coronavirus pandemic, it’s that children have been far less susceptible to it. When children have become infected, the vast majority have mild symptoms. Worldwide, children younger than 10 years make up only 1% of COVID 19 cases. However, a newly identified and severe inflammatory syndrome – similar to Kawasaki disease  ̶  has been linked to the coronavirus causing COVID-19 in about 200 children in the United States and Europe.