Training infectious disease research leaders to tackle the next pandemic

Completing their postdoctoral studies inside the biocontainment level 3 facility in ImPaKT, two trainees, Mariya Goncheva, PhD, and Corby Fink, PhD, are part of a research team working to better understand the virus that causes COVID-19. Photo by Crystal Mackay, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Completing their postdoctoral studies inside the biocontainment level 3 facility in ImPaKT, two trainees, Mariya Goncheva, PhD, and Corby Fink, PhD, are part of a research team working to better understand the virus that causes COVID-19. Photo by Crystal Mackay, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry

Training infectious disease research leaders to tackle the next pandemic

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.

Inside the Imaging Pathogens for Knowledge Translation (ImPaKT) Facility at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Goncheva is working with live SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, so not a millimetre of skin can be exposed, and every molecule of air she breathes has to be filtered....

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