COVID-19 (coronavirus) information
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Dear UC Santa Cruz science & technology community,

Given your past support and experience with science and technology at UC Santa Cruz, you understand the ways our university can help solve today’s problems. During these unprecedented times, we are proud to be among a diverse community of UC Santa Cruz researchers working to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Assistant professor Jacqueline Kimmey in the antibody testing center
Assistant Professor Jacqueline Kimmey in the Antibody Testing Center

At UC Santa Cruz, researchers have implemented a testing process on campus that identifies active COVID-19 cases in the newly created Molecular Diagnostic Lab. Separately, our team in the Antibody Testing Center is working to develop a test to detect SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 antibodies in blood. If used widely, such a test would allow us to quantify the fraction of the community that has been exposed and understand disease spread. This information will be key as counties and states—as well as our own university—work to safely reopen.

The critical work of our research is supported by generous contributions from people like you—for that, we are beyond grateful. You can help continue our important work by making a gift to the COVID-19 Response Fund today.

Thank you for your support,

Jacqueline Kimmey
Assistant Professor, UC Santa Cruz
Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology
Rebecca DuBois
Assistant Professor, UC Santa Cruz
Biomolecular Engineering