An authority on real-world evidence, Marni Hall ‘97 is contributing her technical expertise and ability to apply it to a multidisciplinary problem to the continuous efforts to help the nation—and the world—respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Discover more alumni stories in the fall issue of the WPI Journal.
Strides in COVID-19 Detection
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $300,000 grant to assistant professor in robotics engineering and biomedical engineering Haichong Zhang to build a robotic ultrasound machine to detect COVID-19 symptoms in the lungs to better protect healthcare providers. Read more, and sign up for the research newsletter for the latest research news.
Katharine L McIntyre
Dr. McIntyre’s research interests include fiction and creative nonfiction, collaborative writing, narrative theory, literary magazine publishing, the contemporary novel, the intersection of literary and genre fiction, and the gothic. Her short story collection, Mad Prairie, was selected by Roxane Gay as the winner of the 2020 Flannery O'Connor Award and will be published in September 2021 by University of Georgia Press. She is the managing editor of the literary journal The Worcester Review.
Emmanuel Agu is currently an associate professor in the computer science department at WPI having received his Masters and PhD in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His research interests are in the areas of computer graphics, mobile computing, and wireless networks. He is especially interested in research into how to use a smartphone as a platform to deliver better healthcare.
Prof. Weathers is an internationally recognized expert on Artemisia annua and artemisinin, having worked with the plant and its phytochemicals including the antimalarial drug, artemisinin, for >25 years. She is a Fellow of AAAS and SIVB, won many awards, given many national and international presentations, reviews manuscripts for many journals and proposals for many national and international funding agencies. She is an Associate Editor for two journals. Her lab was the first to genetically transform A. annua.
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