Kansas professors help with COVID-19 tests at state's lab
April 24, 2020
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Working with infectious materials is nothing new for Robert DeLong.
"Basically I'm a lab rat,'' said the Kansas State University professor, a researcher in veterinary medicine. Before landing on a college campus, he had worked in the biopharma industry on herpes and HIV vaccines, "so I had a fair amount of exposure," he said.
But he had never imagined working in a lab where the work so immediately impacts the lives of thousands.
DeLong, and his K-State colleague Mark Haub, answered the call from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment lab in Topeka to help...