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Diving Deep: Innovations from a Pandemic

I recently sat down with Kit Pogliano, UC San Diego Dean of Biological Sciences, as part of the division’s "A Deep Look into COVID and a New World of Innovation." The event featured several scientists describing groundbreaking innovations related to detecting and analyzing SARS-CoV-2, as well as the future of at-home diagnostic testing in response to COVID-19. I shared with Kit my reflections on the fact it was nearly a year ago that I issued the order to send students home due to the onslaught of the SARS CoV-2 global pandemic. There was so much we were still learning at that time: how it spreads, its impact and its evolution.