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Thank you to our VTM team

April 29, 2020
By: IGB Communications

VTM Tube at the IGB

The IGB has been proud to help support the efforts to make COVID-19 testing more broadly available to those in need. Our recent efforts to create Viral Transport Medium (VTM) in mass quantities to facilitate testing in the state of Illinois have been very successful, with upwards of 35,000 vials produced each week in the IGB labs. Such a massive effort has required the perseverance of many dedicated individuals working closely with a team of faculty, and we recognize them for their tireless work to keep these efforts safely and efficiently coordinated. Without the following individuals, this would not have been able to take place. Thank you for all that you do, and continue to do. 

Matthew Boudreau 
Graduate Student

Luke Bown
Postdoctoral Researcher

Lauren Carnevale
Graduate Student

Lindsay Chatkewitz
Graduate Student

Laura Daigh
Graduate Student

Stella Ekaputri
Graduate Student

Sara Eslami
Graduate Student

Katie Frye
Graduate Student

Emily Gaither
Laboratory Technical Specialist

Emily Geddes
Graduate Student

Kelsie Green
Lab Assistant

Xiao Rui Guo
Graduate Student

Auroni Gupta
Graduate Student

Lonnie Harris
Graduate Student

Ahmed Hetta
Visiting Scholar

Aya Kelly
Graduate Student

Ashley Kretsch
Postdoctoral Researcher

Justin Lange
Research Assistant

Teresa Anne Martin
Coordinator of Research Programs

Shekhar Mishra
Graduate Student

Jana Radin
Research Scientist

Imran Rahman
Graduate Student

Diana Ranoa
IGB Fellow

Kenneth Ringwald
Postdoctoral Researcher

Carl Schultz
Graduate Student

Kyle Shelton
Graduate Student

Shaun Shetty
Research Technician

Max Simon
Graduate Student

Che Yang
Graduate Student


April 29, 2020
By: IGB Communications