Teams of researchers at UGA’s Complex Carbohydrate Research Center have been studying the SARS-CoV-2 virus since the pandemic began. One team, including professors Rob Woods, Lance Wells, Mike Tiemeyer and colleagues, is modeling the protein spikes that stud the surface of the virus and how these spikes facilitate infection in human hosts. This image shows the SARS-CoV-2 protein spikes (in dark gray) interacting with human ACE2 receptors (red). Typically found in the lungs, kidneys and gastrointestinal tract, ACE2 receptors have been identified as the most common entryway for SARS-CoV-2 into human cells. The simulation is detailed in the prepublication, “Virus-Receptor Interactions of Glycosylated SARS-CoV-2 Spike and Human ACE2 Receptor,” appearing on BioRxiv.