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Dr. Shweta Bansal was featured in the New York Times!

On December 17th, commentary from our very own Dr. Shweta Bansal was featured in a New York Times article about the Omicron variant. A disease ecologist, Dr. Bansal studies disease transmission using mathematical models in her lab. In the article, she uses her expertise to discuss the likelihood of rapid transmission of the variant across the United States. Given that her comments came just before the current spike in cases, it’s clear that researchers are quickly improving their predictive strategies to understand new variants. Read more: here: (new window)