“The scientific collaboration and innovation the pandemic demanded of researchers was significant, and I am happy to say I was a part of the response,” Coyne said.
“Most of the work in Dr. Medina’s lab has been applied to cancer and bacterial pathogens, so switching gears to COVID vaccination certainly expanded my training to a new area,” Simonson said.
Lawanprasert said he learned that as a researcher, you have to adapt to new information quickly, in real time.
“One of the most important skills that we receive during this research is the ability to adapt to or learn new knowledge that is presented to us over time,” Lawanprasert said. “It is remarkable that we are still learning new things about COVID-19 even after months of doing research.”