Video: Improving Tests for Zika Detection

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UM biochemist and molecular biologist Sylvia Daunert, Ph.D., describes promising research she is undertaking with her team to develop quick and accurate tests for Zika detection.

Sylvia Daunert, Ph.D., is an associate director of the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Biomedical Nanotechnology Institute, director of research for the Center for Integrative and Complementary Medicine, the Lucille P. Markey chair of biochemistry and molecular biology, and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology. Daunert’s research interests include bionanotechnology, biosensing and molecular diagnostics. Here she discusses different projects she is working on with other UM Miller School of Medicine researchers on nuclear and molecular detection tests for past and present infection of the Zika virus.

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