Reopening the labs means different things to different people. For example, Steve Forrest and his group can continue printing heart cell arrays that could rapidly replace scarred tissue after a heart attack. Shilva Shrestha can gather final data for her dissertation on turning beer waste into valuable feedstock for pharmaceuticals.
“There’s a whole bunch of people that are thrilled to be in the lab again and a whole bunch of others who can’t wait to go back,” said Jessy Grizzle, director of the U-M Robotics Institute. “And there are others who are anxious about returning and are good with working remotely. I’m proud of all of them.”