A UCSF virus expert will answer your COVID-19 questions live on Reddit – San Francisco Chronicle

A global team of scientists led by UCSF has discovered drugs that block the coronavirus, paving the path for a possible treatment for COVID-19.

On Monday, May 18, that team’s leader, Dr. Nevan Krogan, will join The Chronicle’s Jason Fagone to answer your questions live on Reddit. Ask them anything on Reddit’s r/Coronavirus subreddit via u/SFChronicle.

Fagone has been covering Krogan and the UCSF lab’s work since March, when he first spotted their research on the website biorxiv.org.

“We’ve found something about this virus that I hope can help people,” Krogan told Fagone in an interview. In April, Krogan and his colleagues published their unprecedented findings in the journal Nature.

We will update this article with a transcript of the questions and answers from Reddit after the “Ask me anything” (or AMA) is completed.

How to join

Find us on Reddit at u/SFChronicle. The page will be open for your questions starting at 8 a.m. PDT on Monday, May 18. The live chat kicks off at 9 a.m.

Participants

— Dr. Nevan Krogan directs the Quantitative Biosciences Institute at UCSF, a group of research labs that study disease, within the School of Pharmacy.

— Jason Fagone is a narrative writer with The San Francisco Chronicle, focusing on in-depth stories and investigations.

— Jenna Fowler is a data analyst and social media editor for The Chronicle.

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