Unwinding: Steven Soper discusses new COVID test

Steve Soper looking into lab with text that reads Steven Soper COVID test developer

Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic in early 2020, testing has been under scrutiny. From a lack of tests to delays in results, there have been signs that these systems need improvement. Foundation Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Engineering Steven Soper and his team have been working on a solution to make testing more convenient and more affordable. Listen as Dr. Soper breaks down how his team pivoted from working on cancer and stroke diagnoses to tackling testing for COVID-19.

Unwinding is a podcast that tells the human stories driving the minds and talents of the University of Kansas. In each episode we sit down with KU researchers to chat about what they’re working on, why they’re passionate about it, why it matters, and what makes them tick as humans. The conversation explores the fascinations and motivations that produce new discoveries.

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