UNM biologists use zebrafish as model to understand loss of smell caused by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the search for animal models that demonstrate the symptoms observed in humans infected with SARS-CoV-2. New research from UNM Biology PhD student Aurora Kraus and associate professor of Biology Dr. Irene Salinas have begun using zebrafish as a model for COVID-19 with emphasis on the loss of smell many people have reported as a symptom of the virus.