March 30, 2020 

Thanks to a generous gift from Santa Cruz-area philanthropists Pat and Rowland Rebele, the UCSC Genome Browser team’s SARS-CoV-2 genome browser now includes displays of the novel corornavirus’s molecular evolution in other species and its further evolution during this human pandemic. 

This information is made available to researchers everywhere, with the goal of advancing the science required to defeat COVID-19. 

The Rebeles are well-known locally as pillars of the arts at UC Santa Cruz, the University generally and the greater Santa Cruz County community, having provided valuable financial and volunteer support to a broad array of programs and causes for many years. Read more about their support for the Arts at UC Santa Cruz and housing in Santa Cruz.