Hero of the Week: Dr. Linsey Marr

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Dr. Linsey Marr‘s expertise in aerosol science has been crucial knowledge for public health officials during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the New York Times reported, her research led to the publication of a groundbreaking study that found flu virus in microscopic droplets that were small enough to remain floating in the air for an hour or more.

But the coronavirus pandemic has put her in the spotlight. Public health officials in the United States and with the World Health Organization have called on Dr. Marr for her expertise, and scientists from all over the world have asked her to review their papers. Dr. Marr’s training as an engineer as well as her research in infectious disease have enabled her to engage in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary studies to help us solve this pandemic.

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