Pavlo Gilchuk, Sr. Staff Scientist at the Crowe Laboratory at Vanderbilt; Robert Carnahan, the associate director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center and Rachel Nargi, laboratory manager for the Crowe Laboratory. Photos: Whitten Sabbatini

Inside a Lab Developing a Coronavirus Treatment

We may not have been prepared for a pandemic, but these scientists were

Jillian Kramer
Elemental
Published in
6 min readJul 6, 2020

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Robert Carnahan woke up at 5 a.m. to no fewer than 20 voicemails. Each message was more frantic than the last, but they all repeated the same thing: Carnahan, associate director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, had to hop on the phone — right now! — and track down…

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Jillian Kramer
Elemental

Jillian Kramer is a journalist whose writing has appeared in the New York Times, Scientific American, Travel + Leisure, and more.