In memory of Renna

By January 14, 2019Uncategorized

Ebel lab alumni Dr. Joseph Fauver has been featured in the Omaha World-Herald after naming a newly-discovered virus in honor of his late canine companion, Renna. From the article:

A picture of Renna the dog.“As a graduate student at Colorado State University, Springfield native Joseph Fauver helped discover seven new kinds of mosquito viruses while researching the Zika virus in Mexico in 2016. When he and his girlfriend put their dog Renna to sleep last summer, the 28-year-old Washington University research scientist named one of those viruses in her honor.

“It’s the best scientific achievement I have,” Fauver said.”

Learn more about Renna by visiting the Good News section of the Omaha World-Herald. Dr. Fauver’s work on rRNA depletion is featured in the February 2019 issue of Virology. With thanks to World-Herald staff writer Chris Peters.