ChE Professor and Chair Thomas Webster Featured on Fox 25 for Expertise on Zika

Thomas Webster, Professor and Department Chair, Chemical Engineering and Art Zafiropoulo Chair in Engineering was featured on Fox 25 to comment on the severe warning from the CDC about Zika. “There’s such little research, surrounding its origins, surrounding how it spreads.”, Webster remarks.

Health officials said there is no longer any doubt the Zika virus causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads and other severe brain defects. With strong warnings from National Institutes of Health, the CDC, and The World Health Organization, fear of the Zika virus must be now be followed with funding for research and treatment.  Webster explains that since now the seasons are changing, there is a concern that the infected mosquitoes will migrate into the United States and cause an outbreak. Webster would like to use nanotechnology to destroy Zika and help the body fight the virus.

Webster was also featured in Boston Magazine for "A Northeastern Professor is using Nanotechnology to Fight Zika".

Related Departments:Chemical Engineering