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Marr’s work on viruses highlighted by New York Times

Marr studies the dynamics of bioaerosols in the atmosphere

Linsey Marr

The New York Times recently featured Linsey Marr, S.B. ’96 (engineering sciences), and her groundbreaking research on airborne viruses.

Marr, the Charles P. Lunsford Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech, applies engineering tools to study the dynamics of bioaerosols in the atmosphere. Bioarerosols are biological material, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parts of organisms, in the air.

She has recently studied how SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) could be transported in air.

Her lab also focuses on developing accurate estimates of air pollutant emissions and studying the release, transformation, fate, and toxicity of nanomaterials in the atmosphere.

Read more in the New York Times.

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