Impact Stories | Western University

Before entering the lab each morning, Mariya Goncheva, PhD, puts on clean scrubs, two pairs of booties, two pairs of gloves, a gown and a full hood that covers her entire head and shoulders. She is connected by a hose to a positive pressure powered air respirator which pumps clean air into the hood....

Between the imminent border closures and news of stay-at-home orders, for many, March 18, 2020 was defined by overwhelming uncertainty. But at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PaLM) clinical labs, decisive action was being taken to support the COVID-19 testing needs of Southwestern Ontario....

Western engineer leads a study collecting wastewater samples from a number of strategic locations in London, Ont. and analyzed at Western’s ImPaKT Facility....

A team of researchers across Canada, including collaborators from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, is helping to shed light on how our bodies develop immunity to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Their research highlights the importance of specific antibodies made early on in infection, and may help to assess how effectively current vaccines are at conferring long-term immunity....

Frozen bat tissues and bat droppings could hold the answer to stopping the next coronavirus pandemic....

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, dental school students, faculty, and support staff are among the few groups who have returned to on-site activities at universities across Canada....