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Virginia Tech’s COVID-19 Response: Science and Engineering in Service to Community Health

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On Wednesday, Sept. 30, Hokies joined us for a virtual HokieTalk where top Virginia Tech researchers shared their roles in the COVID-19 response. Hokies are making lifesaving contributions in novel testing and design of equipment.

The talk was moderated by:

  • Michael Friedlander, vice president for health sciences and technology and executive director of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC. 

Panelists included:

  • Carla Finkielstein, associate professor of biological sciences at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute and College of Science and director of the Virginia Tech Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory
  • Harald Sontheimer, professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute and College of Science and director of the Center for Glial Biology in Health, Disease, and Cancer
  • Chris Williams, College of Engineering professor of mechanical engineering


About HokieTalks

Hokies are interested to learn what’s new at Virginia Tech, especially how we are tackling the complex problems to help make communities stronger. HokieTalks are hour-long conversations that give Hokies an exciting insider look at current research that is making a difference. The talks are short and engaging, and attendees are encouraged to ask questions.