UF neuroscientist discusses return to the lab for Nature Podcast

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Dr. Malú Tansey

Malú Tansey, Ph.D., director of UF’s Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease (CTRND), was featured in a recent Nature Podcast, discussing how her team helped lead the way in UF’s efforts to help researchers safely return to the lab following while still navigating the COVID-19 crisis.

UF researchers are currently under Stage 2 guidelines of UF’s Research Resumption Plan and re-engaging with studies that have been interrupted since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Labs may now allow one person per 250 square feet of space, with 6 feet of social distancing between people.

“It required a little bit of a culture change, but so far so good,” Tansey said.

Listen to Dr. Tansey’s Nature Podcast interview about lab reopening efforts (23:33).

Learn more about lab re-entry efforts at the MBI.