Martin Wu, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Biology
Rathina Kumar Shanmuga Kani, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Biology
Current nucleic acid based tests for active COVID-19 infection require expensive laboratory equipment that are only suited to large, centralized diagnostic laboratories. Using the grant funding, Dr. Wu’s team will develop a simple, cheap and rapid test based on the PCR-dipstick technology. If successful, this new test can be deployed widely at the community level for rapid decentralized point-of-care diagnosis and epidemiological surveillance.