Category: Projects

Teaming up with the NBA

In June 2020, we formed a collaboration with the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Players Association (NBPA) to develop a new saliva-based SARS-CoV-2 test (SalivaDirect) and to uncover key aspects of viral replication and transmission. Here is a selection of some of the news articles: YSPH Magazine: YSPH-NBA Partnership Key to Success of New…
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Tracking COVID-19 outbreaks in the NFL

An interview with Joseph Fauver by the Wall Street Journal outlines how we used genomic sequencing to track the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in NFL facilities. Article: Decoding an Outbreak: How Covid-19 Ripped through the Baltimore Ravens By Andrew BeatonPublished on Dec. 11, 2020 9:05 am ET

Study WNV? We need your help!

Update: The project now has a website – If you do West Nile virus (WNV) surveillance or have a freezer full of old field-collected WNV samples, we need your help. Kristian Andersen, Ryan Smith, and myself (plus others) are organizing a large WNV phylogenetics study – spanning the entire US – to answer some fundamental…
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