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The front-line researchers: The next generation of scientists steps up to fight the pandemic

It’s not just the seasoned, established investigators who’ve put their own research on pause to work on a singular new cause. Another generation of researchers has been working on the scientific front line, often putting in 12 hour days, seven days a week, at the bench and at the bedside. Penn Medicine graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and laboratory technicians have also dedicated their energy and efforts to fight this virus.