Immunology center in US receives grant to fight virus

La Jolla Institute for Immunology in southern California announced last week, it's been awarded a $1.73 million grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to establish a Coronavirus Immunotherapy Consortium to help stem the tide of the current coronavirus outbreak. 

The collective will serve as a clearinghouse to understand which antibodies are most effective against the novel coronavirus. 

Our correspondent Ediz Tiyansan spoke with Erica Ollmann Saphire, the scientist who's leading the immunology lab at the La Jolla Institute, to get an understanding of the on-going research efforts and its goals.