Jr. High Zooms with Virology Specialist Studying COVID
This morning, our Jr. High students are participating in a guest speaker zoom with virology specialist, Baylee Heiden! Later today in science classes with Mrs. English, they’ll participate in individual germ labs, testing their own abilities to wash their hands and appropriately rid them of germs. 🧪🔬
Baylee is sharing her research experiences in the Muhlberger Lab at the Dept. of Microbiology at Boston University School of Medicine with our students, specifically her current work with the COVID virus. 🦠
From their website, the lab shared: “Based on our experience in studying emerging viral diseases, the Mühlberger lab recently joined the efforts to control the COVID-19 pandemic by providing virology service to members of the research community who do not have access to high containment space. We are currently performing SARS-CoV-2 infection studies in the NEIDL high containment facility for more than 20 investigators with highly diverse research interests, including antiviral drug screening, tissue engineering, molecular imaging, droplet stability, omics studies, and host response mechanisms.”
Thank you to Mrs. English and our Jr. High teachers for making this opportunity possible! Thank you also to the Heiden family for connecting us with Baylee in Boston!