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Professor Bourouiba’s Research on the Fluid Dynamics of Disease Transmission Featured by Nature

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Lydia Bourouiba of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge uses mathematical modelling to study how sneeze droplets travel.Professor Lydia Bourouiba and her team’s work on mathematical modeling and novel experimental investigations of infectious disease transmission appeared as a Nature News Feature. The feature discusses the novel methods and fundamental fluid dynamics modeling insights used by Professor Bourouiba to understand the process of transmission, particularity focusing on respiratory disease transmission. Various members of the medical community, including the former director of the National Center for Infectious Diseases at the United States Centers for Disease Control, commented on the work’s importance for filling in key gaps in our current understanding of respiratory pathogens and transmission. Read the article here.