UCR COVID-19 Testing Lab to Open

Congratulations to Dr. Isgouhi Kaloshian, Chair of the Department of Nematology as she is a part of a UCR team that has set up a COVID-19 testing site at UC Riverside. She has worked in conjunction with Dr. Katherine Borkovich,  Dr. Rong Hai, and Dr. Juliet Morrison from the Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology, and Matthew Collin from the Institute for Integrative Genomic Biology Genomics Core 

Read the article from Inside UCR News here written by Imran Gohri which explains the collaborative effort throughout campus and different colleges to get the testing lab open.

From the article:

"UC Riverside is opening a diagnostic lab that will allow for expanded and rapid testing of students, staff, and faculty members for the coronavirus.

The COVID-19 testing lab, located at the Multidisciplinary Research Building, or MRB, successfully tested its first sample on Aug. 12 and is expected to open in September.

The lab will allow the campus to conduct its own independent testing of the campus community at a rate of about 200 samples a day with results available within 24 hours, said Katherine Borkovich, a professor and chair of the Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology.

Borkovich and Isgouhi Kaloshian, a professor and chair of the Department of Nematology, led the efforts to create the lab after they were approached in May by Kathryn Uhrich, dean of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, or CNAS."

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