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K-State in the news — August 2020

Some of the top stories mentioning Kansas State University are posted below. Download an Excel file (xls) with all of this month's news stories.

Monday, Aug. 31, 2020

National/International

*Coronavirus outbreaks identified at 4 sororities at Kansas State University
8/29/20 CNN
Coronavirus outbreaks have been identified at four sororities at Kansas State University.

Airlines stumble ahead with COVID plans that may heighten risks
8/30/20 Bloomberg Business
“There is an abundance of expert opinions and there is a scarcity of good data,” said Byron Jones, an engineering professor at Kansas State University, one of the small coterie of researchers specializing in cabin air safety.

State/Regional

This southeast Kansas town beat rural decline and now hopes to bounce back from the coronavirus
8/28/20 KCUR
When Josh Works and his wife, Jessa, graduated from Kansas State University, they sold most of their belongings and purchased an Airstream trailer to travel nationwide. The two worked remotely in graphic design and web development to support themselves.

People Saving People awards
8/28/20 Kansas City Star
Receiving People Saving People Awards are Cherie Sage, state director of Safe Kids Kansas, and the Riley County Police Department, which worked with Kansas State University to create a traffic enforcement campaign based on procedural justice emphasizing fairness and respect.

Local

*SCHOOL NOTEBOOK | K-State students are happiest in nation, review says
8/28/20 Manhattan Mercury
A national survey finds Kansas State University students are the happiest in the nation.

EDITORIAL: You’re putting others’ lives, health at risk — stop being selfish
8/30/20 Kansas State Collegian
It’s time we recognize that responsibility is not limited to just university administration. Kansas State students have to spend more time thinking about the implications of their actions during this public health crisis. Going to parties, bars or other gatherings can harm more people than you might realize.

Friday, Aug. 28, 2020

National/International

7 ag stories you might have missed this week
8/28/20 Farm Progress
A $500,000 grant will help Kansas State University researcher Megan Niederwerder look for ways to control Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus. The three-year grant is from USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

State/Regional

Kansas reports highest 7-day spike in new COVID-19 cases
8/27/20 KAKE/Associated Press
Kansas State University plans to install in dorm rooms a device that emits dry hydrogen peroxide to lower the risk of students being infected with COVID-19.

The university had installed units in some of its facilities including the student health center and recreation center, Dr. Kyle Goerl, medical director at Kansas State, said in an email on Wednesday. The university plans to also place devices in residence halls next week, he said. 

University of Missouri fraternities suspend activities at Greek houses amid COVID-19
8/27/20 The Kansas City Star
Last week Kansas State University reported 13 members of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity tested positive for coronavirus. University administrators in a letter to the campus community begged students to behave responsibly.

Local

K-State announces procedure for enforcing face-covering policy
8/27/20 KMAN
Kansas State University has released it procedure for addressing students who are in violation of its face-covering policy.

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020

National/International

Kansas Reports Highest 7-Day Spike in New COVID-19 Cases
8/26/20 US News and World Report
Kansas State University plans to install in dorm rooms a device that emits dry hydrogen peroxide to lower the risk of students being infected with COVID-19.

State/Regional

How to grow a healthier lawn with less water
8/27/20 Wichita Eagle
“Drought is something that’s pretty common in this area,” said Dr. Dale Bremer, a professor of turf grass science at Kansas State University. “Given that, it’s really important that we learn how to irrigate our lawns more efficiently.”

Local

Riley County records 68 more COVID-19 cases since Monday; total at 674
8/26/20 Manhattan Mercury
K-State announced Wednesday that the university had 63 virus cases during the first week of classes.
University officials said the number of cases are not indicative of all positive cases in people associated with K-State, rather they are the numbers from on-campus testing reported by Lafene Health Center on the Manhattan campus.


Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020

National/International

*Importance of rainfall highlighted for tropical animals
8/25/20 ScienceDaily 
A new conceptual framework, developed by University of Illinois and Kansas State University researchers, calls for the scientific community to formally consider the role of precipitation in an organism's ecological niche -- the set of biological and environmental factors that optimize life for a given critter.

Recent Kansas editorials
8/25/20 The Washington Times
The Manhattan Mercury, Aug. 22
The wave of restrictions began hitting college campuses around the country this past week. It hasn’t yet hit Kansas State University, but it seems almost inevitable that it will. 

Regional/State

More than 200 people, or 1.14%, test positive for COVID-19 at KU after mandatory testing
8/25/20 Topeka Capital-Journal 
Comparatively, Kansas State University on Wednesday reported that since mid-March and through Friday, it had processed 183 positive COVID-19 tests out of 2,332 total for a positivity rate of 7.85%. However, K-State did not require students to take a COVID-19 test before returning to campus. Instead, university officials opted for more targeted testing, as well as asking students in K-State’s residence halls to volunteer for surveillance testing.

Local

KSU president Richard Myers to deliver State of the University address on Sept. 25
8/25/20 1350 KMAN 
Kansas State University president Richard Myers will deliver the annual State of the University address next month in a virtual format.

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020

National/International

*'The next Greek yogurt': K-State students win national contest with a cheesy drink
8/24/20 MSN.com
Would you consume a tart protein drink made with fermented cheese? Three Kansas State University food science graduate students hope so.

Regional/State

Kansas agricultural researchers help crops adapt to a hotter, drier world
8/24/20 Wichita Eagle 
“Kansas is always in drought, with some intermittent rain,” said Dr. Jonathan Aguilar, an associate professor of biological and agricultural engineering and a Research and Extension specialist at Kansas State University. 

The Coronavirus Is Pushing More People To Ponder If They're Ready For Death
8/24/20 KCUR
“It’s not an overreaction during COVID-19 to make sure that you have these things in place,” said Erin Yelland, a certified family life educator and K-State extension specialist. “And in fact, it might be one of the silver linings of this pandemic, for example, that people are getting more prepared.” 

Local

K-State begins randomly testing students for coronavirus
8/24/20 KSNT
Kansas State University students began their second week of classes on Monday, and campus was fairly busy.

Monday, Aug. 24, 2020

National/International

*Which diet is better, low-carb or low-fat?
8/23/20 Psychology Today
It’s confusing. If you’re going to diet should you try a low-carb or low-fat diet? Or maybe you should eat like a caveman (Paleo diet) or an Italian (Mediterranean diet). Should you avoid sugar, cut out gluten, or perhaps go vegan?  Several years ago a Kansas State University professor went on a junk food diet. He lost 27 pounds in 10 weeks eating Oreos, Doritos, Twinkies, etc. while limiting his daily intake to 1,800 calories but you probably shouldn’t try to replicate his diet.

Mommy, How old is our dog in human years?
8/23/20 Moms
William Fortney, a veterinarian at Kansas State University told the Wall Street Journal the 7:1 ratio most likely originated as a marketing ploy as a way to teach the public how quickly dogs age compared to humans and as a way to encourage dog owners to bring in their animals at least once a year for a health check-up.

Regional/State

In rural Kansas, residents fear post office will face cuts. ‘It will hurt people’
8/22/20 Wichita Eagle
It’s also a major economic and social force. In Kansas alone, the postal service employs more than 6,000 people. John Leatherman, a professor and expert on local economics at Kansas State University, called the post office an “anchor institution” for rural areas that provides the chance to meet with acquaintances and renew social ties.

*Nationwide waiver granted to KSU Polytechnic Campus
8/23/20 KSAL
The ability of Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus to fly unmanned aircraft systems beyond visual line of sight is expanding.

Local

*K-State officials say enrollment numbers better than expected
8/22/20 Manhattan Mercury
Despite an ever-changing landscape because of COVID-19, K-State Provost Charles Taber and Thomas Lane, vice president of student life and dean of students, said there is excitement intermingled with the challenges of opening the university amid a pandemic.

EDITORIAL | A college town trying to hold back the tide
8/23/20 Manhattan Mercury
The wave of restrictions began hitting college campuses around the country this past week. It hasn’t yet hit Kansas State University, but it seems almost inevitable that it will.

Friday, Aug. 21, 2020

National/International

Price strength uncertain, but is optimism bubbling?
8/20/20 BEEF Magazine
“If the industry can sustain strong cattle harvesting volumes, continue to work through backlogged cattle supplies, limit regulatory changes that alter production costs, and experience stable or improving domestic and foreign beef demand, then I believe these price projections may hold and could even improve,” says Glynn Tonsor, agricultural economist at Kansas State University.

Regional/State

Newstalk: Dr. Stephen Higgs
8/20/20 KWCH
Live Newstalk segment during noon newscast.

Local

USDA officials visit Kansas farmers; hear their concerns
8/20/20 KSNT
The USDA officials, joined by Congressman Roger Marshall, also toured the Kansas State University National Bio and Agro-defense Facility (NBAF) construction site. The animal disease research facility is being constructed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and expected to open by 2023.

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020

National/International

*Speeches of US politicians ‘have the reading age of a 13-year-old’
8/19/20 Daily Mail
Computer scientists from Kansas State University analysed two million congressional speeches from Republican and Democrat politicians made from the start of 1873 to the end of 2010 - a total of 138 years of speeches. 


Chipotle is upcycling avocado pits to make t-shirts. Is this just more greenwashing?
8/19/20 The Counter
“Synthetic dyes for apparel have had a long, dirty past of polluting the environment, and they have been the norm in the fashion industry,” said Kelsie Doty, an apparel design instructor at Kansas State University. “Now, when we look at natural dyes, they’re biodegradable. You can use a plant-based dye, and with that wastewater simply put it back in the system or on a field.”

Local
Former students drop suit against KSU for campus closure

8/19/20 The Mercury
Two K-State graduates have voluntarily dropped their lawsuit against K-State after it closed its campuses in the spring because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

 

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020

National/International

*Analysis shows that political speeches now use simpler language, express more sentiments
8/18/20 Phys.org
Research by Kansas State University shows how politicians from both major parties have changed their political speech from previous centuries.

State/Regional

Coronavirus outbreak at K-State fraternity has 13 cases, Riley County officials say
8/18/20 Kansas City Star
A Kansas State University fraternity house has been identified as a coronavirus cluster.

Local

K-State students unsure of how effective COVID measures are, but glad to be back on campus
8/18/20 Manhattan Mercury
For the first time since early March, K-State’s campus on Monday once again was alive with students milling about, heading to their first day of class, buying school supplies and getting a sense of their new surroundings.

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020

National/International

Pigs appear to be immune to SARS-CoV-2
8/17/20 The Medical News 
Now, a team of researchers at Kansas State University aimed to determine if pigs are potential carriers of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

State/Regional

K-State starts in-person, online and hybrid classes Monday
8/17/20 KSNT
Kansas State University is starting Fall classes on Monday. Students are asked to wear masks and stay six feet apart at all times. The university is also adjusting how classes will be offered this semester.

Local

*K-State reminds students of COVID-19 changes on first day back
8/17/20 Manhattan Mercury
In a letter  to the K-State community, Thomas Lane, vice president for student life and dean of students, reminded students to be mindful of required coronavirus precautions. 

Monday, Aug. 17, 2020

National/International

*Mosquitoes are swarming after recent heavy rains in the D.C. area
8/14/20 Washington Post
The World Health Organization had stated earlier in the year that there is no evidence mosquitoes can transmit the coronavirus. Many entomologists have agreed that a mosquito cannot replicate the virus, confirmed through a study at Kansas State University titled, “SARS-CoV-2 failure to infect or replicate in mosquitoes: an extreme challenge.”

4 Designers’ and architects’ awesome backyard home offices
8/16/20 Houzz magazine
Architect Chris Fein designed and built a 10-by-12-foot shed in his backyard originally as an office for his architecture firm, which has since outgrown the space. He now retreats to it to prepare for classes he teaches at Kansas State University’s architecture school. “People love the idea of escaping their house to work while still being at home,” he says. “That’s exactly why I like it.”

State/Regional

Here’s where federal CARES Act funding will help KU in its reopening process
8/15/20 Lawrence Journal World
In the Regents data, there were several areas of reopening costs where KU applied for significantly less funding than Kansas State University, the closest Regents institution in terms of size. Most notably, K-State said it needed $2.24 million for personal protective equipment, $1.47 million for other COVID-19 supplies, and $1.7 million for necessary disinfecting measures.

Local

*K-State officials discuss testing strategy as students return
8/16/20 Manhattan Mercury
With K-State students starting in-person classes on Monday, testing for coronavirus will become a tool to control the spread of COVID-19 at the university, officials said.

*SCHOOL NOTEBOOK | Huck Boyd Institute to honor US Sen. Roberts
8/14/20 Manhattan Mercury
The Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development will present U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, with a lifetime achievement award for service to rural America as part of the institute’s celebration of its 30 years at Kansas State University.

Friday, Aug. 14, 2020

National/International

These historic grasslands are becoming a weed-choked waste. It could be one of the world's great parks
8/13/20 Phys.org/The Conversation
And in the U.S., the largest tallgrass prairie in the country is managed by Kansas State University and the Nature Conservancy, with federal and philanthropic input. It also has an educational program that brings in more than 100 school and public events a year.

State/Regional

Board of Regents approves millions of federal dollars for Kansas colleges
8/13/20 KSN
The board approved $26 million to be sent to the six state universities and their specialized schools. That includes the University of Kansas, Kansas State, Wichita State, Emporia State, Pittsburg State, and Fort Hays State.

Local

LINK Scooters coming to Manhattan, K-State
8/13/20 KSNT
K-State has partnered with LINK, bringing 150 e-scooters to Manhattan this fall. 

K-State official: COVID-19 surge likely as students return to class
8/14/20 KMAN
With Kansas State University students returning to class next week, Jeff Morris, K-State Vice President of Communications and Marketing, says an uptick in COVID-19 cases is likely. 

Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020

National/International

New project to examine genome editing technology
8/12/20 Baking Business
Kansas State University (KSU) and the University of Saskatchewan are teaming up to improve wheat using genome editing technology.


Survey: Most college students feel fine going back to college
8/12/20 Campus Technology
A total of 241 colleges and universities were represented among the 18,190 respondents. Students attending Kansas State University were the most likely to say they would feel secure on campus no matter what safety measures were put in place. Riley County, where the university is located, has reported 477 confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 121 were active on Aug. 7, 2020.

State/Regional

*K-State Polytechnic receives nationwide waiver
8/12/20 Salina Journal
The waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration will permit K-State Polytechnic to fly unmanned aircraft beyond visual line of sight, or BVLOS, in all Class G airspace nationwide. The waiver also permits pilots in a remote setting and in command to fly from a mobile command center.

Local

K-State officials work to make residence halls safe
8/12/20 The Mercury
K-State’s residence halls will be emptier this year. The university is reducing residence hall occupancy by 25% as one of several measures to mitigate COVID-19 spread.

No plan for campus, community COVID-19 case distinction, health officials say
8/13/20 The Collegian
As Kansas State students return to campus for the fall semester, many are wondering how the reported positive COVID-19 cases will change, and what role the university will have in gathering this information.

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020

National/International

Meet the U.S. scientist who invented the N95 mask filter
8/11/20 Share America
After coming to the U.S. from Taiwan in 1981 to study at Kansas State University, Tsai went on to earn a doctorate in material science after completing over 500 credits in a variety of subjects, such as engineering and the hard sciences, which “is equivalent to six Ph.D.s,” he said.

State/Regional

*Huck Boyd Institute to celebrate 30 years, honor US Sen. Roberts
8/11/20 Hays Post
The Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development will present Sen. Pat Roberts, Kansas, with a lifetime achievement award for service to rural America as part of the institute's celebration of its 30 years at Kansas State University. 

Local

*K-State to permanently close Natatorium within three years
8/11/20 Manhattan Mercury 
K-State plans to permanently close its Natatorium within three years, officials announced Tuesday.

‘There’s a lot less certainty’: University officials address testing, COVID-19 policies
8/11/20 The Collegian 
With less than a week until the fall semester begins, university officials addressed questions about testing, classroom procedures and other areas of concern related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday morning during a virtual town hall with faculty.

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020

National/International

Tonix Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results and Operational Highlights
8/10/20 Yahoo! Finance 
COVID-19 vaccine candidate TNX-2300 (live attenuated vaccine based on bovine parainfluenza virus) partnership with Kansas State University – new platform of a live attenuated vaccine designed to elicit T cell immunity by co-stimulation with CD40-ligand

  • In July 2020, Tonix entered into a research and exclusive license option agreement with Kansas State University to develop a vaccine candidate for the prevention of COVID-19 that utilizes a novel live virus vaccine vector platform and the CD40-ligand, also known as CD154 or 5c8 antigen, to stimulate T cell immunity.

State/Regional

Mattie Rhodes Center breaks ground on energy efficient, affordable home in city’s Northeast
8/10/20 FOX4
Scott Wagner with the Mattie Rhodes Center said this is a partnership with Kansas State University’s School of Architecture, as well as the Indian Mound Neighborhood Association.

Local

In Focus – 8/10/20
8/10/20 1350 KMAN
Monday we were joined on the phone by Dr. Bob Larson of K-State Ved Med to discuss the upcoming semester as well as cattle health during summer months.

Monday, Aug. 10, 2020

National/International

*'Money is extremely emotional': Here's how your personality plays a role in personal finances
8/8/20 MSN
"The biggest money personality problems come with a saver and spender who get married," Megan McCoy, financial therapist and professor of practice in personal financial therapy at Kansas State University, told Yahoo Money. "People always talk about how opposites attract, but we actually tend to marry people like us."

Small farmers left behind in Trump administration's COVID-19 relief package
8/9/20 Yahoo! News
Joseph Janzen, a professor of agricultural economics at Kansas State University, said: "It's a constant struggle in U.S. agricultural policy. The tension between the mass of small farms and the little group of huge farms makes the idea of equality in farm payments incredibly complicated."

State/Regional

*K-State helps fill supply chain gap for COVID-19 testing resources
8/7/20 KWCH-TV
Kansas State University received commendation from the state for helping ease shortage issues with COVID-19 testing resources last week.

*Kansas State University releases COVID-19 back to school checklist
8/7/20 KSHB-TV
Kansas State University has released a list of steps students must take before returning to campus for the fall semester in order to mitigate COVID-19 spread.

*Colleges prepare for students, staff returning to campus during pandemic
8/7/20 KAKE-TV
For more information on COVID-19 policies at Kansas State University visit: https://www.k-state.edu/covid-19/guidance/.

Local

Editorial: If state cut funding for KSU, it would be a big blow
8/9/20 Manhattan Mercury
If we didn’t have enough reason to hope for Congress and the White House to pass a new stimulus package for coronavirus relief, add this one to the pile: Without the bill, K-State could face additional losses in funding from the state government.

*K-State reopening first floor of Hale Library ahead of fall semester
8/7/20 KSNT-TV
Kansas State University is reopening the first floor of Hale Library to students Monday ahead of the new semester. This will be the first time both the first and second floor have been open to students since a fire at Hale in 2018.

Friday, Aug. 7, 2020

National/International

*New study from Kansas State University researchers shows potential COVID-19 treatment
8/6/20 Yahoo! News Video/41 Action News
A therapeutic COVID-19 treatment is in the works at K-State 

*Can mosquitoes transmit COVID-19?
8/5/20 Arirang News
Video clip featuring Stephen Higgs and the Biosecurity Research Institute.

State/Regional

*A look at K-State’s extensive coronavirus research
08/07/20 KSN
Kansas colleges and universities have been a significant help to the state throughout the coronavirus pandemic; including donating personal protective equipment and opening their labs for testing. Now, Kansas State University is advancing research being done on the virus. 

*COVID-19 battle: Gov. tours KSU Biosecurity Institute
08/06/20 The Hays Post
Governor Laura Kelly today toured the Kansas State University Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI) to learn more about its work fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, including through potential vaccine development, medicine discovery, and understanding how animals may be affected by the virus.

Local

COVID-19 spike expected once students return to school, but how large?
08/07/20 The Manhattan Mercury
Gibbs said Kansas State University and other area institutions have done a “great job” putting safeguards in place ahead of students’ return to school.

Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020

National/International

*Have US scientists found the cure for the novel coronavirus infections
8/6/20 Times Now, India
“This paper describes protease inhibitors targeting coronavirus 3CLpro, which is a well-known therapeutic target,” the news agency quoted one of the researchers Kyeong-Ok Chang, a professor at Kansas State University in the US.

These findings suggest that this series of compounds can be further looked at as a potential treatment for COVID-19 infection in humans. 


University of South Dakota grad studying virus causing COVID-19
8/5/20 Keloland
Educating Kansans about diabetes and how to manage it is not new for K-State Research and Extension agents, but once the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the United States last spring prompting the cancellation of face-to-face training, Monica Walker and several of her colleagues started working on a way to teach classes virtually.

Local

Students pushback against online course fees meant to pay for technology, faculty training
8/5/20 Collegian
As part of the university’s plan to return to campus amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some courses usually taught in-person were forced into an online-only or hybrid setting.

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020

National/International

Tuesday's primaries across 5 states: 5 things to watch
8/4/20 Yahoo! News  
"When he ran for governor, he was the only Republican who ran statewide who lost. Everybody else down ballot won handily. He lost. This indicates there are a lot of people who voted for Laura Kelly and then voted Republican for the rest of the line," Nathaniel Birkhead, an associate professor of political science at Kansas State University, said of Kobach.

Lack of jobs is among top reason Americans are exiting these cities across the US
8/4/20 USA Today 
Manhattan is a college town, home to Kansas State University. 

State/Regional

*New study from Kansas State University researchers shows potential COVID-19 treatment
8/4/20 KSHB Kansas City
Just five months after partnering with Cocrystal Pharma, a U.S. based biotech company -- a group of researchers from Kansas State University believe they’ve found a possible therapeutic treatment for COVID-19.

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020

National/International

Previous coronavirus briefing updates July, 19-29
8/3/20 AccuWeather 
Phew! Mosquitoes are unable to transmit coronavirus, study finds. Researchers from Kansas State University determined that SARS-CoV-2 is unable to duplicate in three common species of mosquito.

State/Regional

Lawrence resident sworn in as newest justice on Kansas Supreme Court
8/3/20 Lawrence Journal-World 
Wall has a bachelor’s degree in communication from Kansas State University, a master’s degree in scientific and technical communication from the University of Minnesota and a law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law.

Local

K-State announces final stages in reopening plan
8/3/20 KSNT
Kansas State University announced the final stages of its reopening plan for the approaching fall semester.

Monday, Aug. 3, 2020

National/International

Outside groups spend big on last days of Kansas Republican Senate primary amid intraparty duel
8/3/20 ABC News
"Obviously Kris Kobach has probably the highest name recognition for anybody in the state of Kansas that's a current active politician. But he's also got a very unfavorable view among a lot of folks," said Nathaniel Birkhead, an associate professor of political science at Kansas State University in Manhattan.

As acid rain is curtailed, wheat gets less sulfur needed for tasty bread
8/1/20 Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Over the years it has been leading to more and more symptoms of sulfur deficiency in the Kansas wheat crop,” said Romulo Lollato, a wheat-production specialist with Kansas State University.

State/Regional

*K-State physicists take stop-action images of light-driven molecular reaction
8/1/20 WIBW-TV
Kansas State University physicists have taken stop-action images of light-driven molecular reactions.es and conferences and prompted quick adjustments in how he and his Kansas State University colleagues present information and research findings.

Local

*They're back: Local health officials brace for return of college students during COVID-19 pandemic
8/2/20 Manhattan Mercury
As K-State students start arriving back into town before the fall semester starts Aug. 17, health officials are waiting to see how that affects the local coronavirus case numbers.

*K-State professor, team of researchers developing vaccine against COVID-19
8/2/20 Manhattan Mercury
Dr. Waithaka Mwangi, professor of diagnostic pathobiology at K-State’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and his team of researchers are developing a vaccine candidate that could protect against COVID-19.