Providing laboratory expertise to detect COVID-19 spread

Our lab is currently involved in the university-wide project on wastewater testing to detect COVID-19 spread in UVA dorms. This is a collaborative project with UVA’s Department of Medicine, and in particular, Dr. Amy J. Mathers, MD. Check out recent media reports here and here.

“The goal is to use the dorm wastewater as a pooled sample so that we can surveillance for COVID, as opposed to having each individual student come give us a test or have a test,”

– Prof. Peterson quoted in NBC29 news story