April 27, 2021

Purdue scientists key in state’s battle against COVID variants, future viral threats

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University is at the forefront of Indiana’s fight against the spread of COVID-19 variants and remains uniquely able to assist should the pandemic surge or change course in the weeks, months or years ahead.

“When challenges like this arise, Purdue steps in,” said Willie Reed, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and head of the vaccine task force. “The combination of scientific and engineering excellence makes us stand out from the crowd. We have STEM expertise, including a world-class veterinary medical school, biomedical researchers and more. People from all areas of the university have stepped up as we knew they would, using their expertise and willingness to immediately apply their knowledge to this worldwide challenge.”


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