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Tess Bub

Tess Taggart Bub has a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and a minor in data science from Houghton College. During her undergraduate studies, she conducted research in the areas of climate science, ecology, and muscle biology. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center studying host cellular response to viral infection. She is a strong believer that science can change the world, especially when it’s shared. In her free time, she loves communicating science, playing guitar and piano, and running. Writing for smore gives Tess the opportunity to help inspire a new generation of women in STEM.

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How Does The Body Fight Viruses?

Viruses need to infect cells and multiply. But our bodies have special ways to stop a virus in its tracks!

Table of Contents Why do viruses infect people? Viruses like COVID-19 are obligate pathogens. That means they depend on hosts to survive. Specifically, they need to infect host cells. Cells are the building blocks that make up the body. Viruses can find ways to get into those cells and use them as factories to make …

How Does The Body Fight Viruses?

Viruses need to infect cells and multiply. But our bodies have special ways to stop a virus in its tracks!

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