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Quarantine Blog: Why is research important?

Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2020 by for Quarantine Blog.

As a child have you ever wondered about what those college brochure people are doing wearing lab safety equipment and holding a pipette or looking into a microscope? What they are doing in the lab is called research — an investigation or a study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach a conclusion. Research allows one to open their creative mind to do anything that they wish. Most vaccines, medicines, diseases that have been cured, prevention of recurring diseases, treatments of ongoing illnesses, MRI, X-rays, birth control, and DNA have all come down to research. Without research, we would all die from an illness or we would not be able to predict when there is a storm to hit us.

"Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought." – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Victoria Habbchy (Class of 2020)

A fume hood filled with equipment
Inside Dr. Maja Nowakowski's lab at SUNY Downstate