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BESS’ Distinguished Alumnus’ Work with COVID-19 Testing

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Microbac has had great success in developing a test that can detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, on surfaces. The test is specifically intended for use on high-touch areas such as restroom stalls, door handles, grocery carts or pin pads. Microbac’s co-director of molecular biology is Dr. Aaron Peacock, who is a Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science (BESS) alumnus. BESS is extremely proud of Dr. Peacock’s professional accomplishments and honored him with BESS’ 2020 Distinguished Alumnus Award. For more please read https://www.knoxnews.com/story/money/2020/06/02/oak-ridge-lab-microbac-develops-test-coronavirus-surfaces/5228088002/