April 15, 2021

Oliver He to Participate in UROP Spring Symposium

Oliver He, associate professor of microbiology and immunology, CCMB affiliate faculty, and a member of the university’s COVID-19 Faculty Council, has been working on COVID-19 research since January 2020 when the virus was first discovered in China. UROP students helped further his research through a COVID-19 bioinformatics research project.

UROP is a wonderful resource to get students working on the projects right away,” He said. “There was training for the students that was necessary but I was really excited to train students because I want them to learn so they can contribute. I am very grateful for the UROP program because they provide us with a very talented pool of students.”

Students Roshan Desai and Easheta Shah are focusing on acute kidney injury as a potential complication to contracting COVID-19, while Grace Whah is working on clinical data to further determine features of COVID-19.