Major Universities Suspend Most Lab Research — But Not Into Coronavirus

This week, Erin Goley froze research at her Johns Hopkins University lab — literally. With the university sending students and professors packing in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Goley stopped experiments in the medical school lab and stored in freezers bacteria that scientists are studying.

Goley, an associate professor of biological chemistry, considers herself fortunate because the research they do — studying how bacterial cells grow and divide, knowledge that could help confront the growing problem of antibacterial resistance — can be paused without losing vast amounts of work.

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