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Scientist from the Big Island helps make test for Zika virus

  • “It’s pretty incredible. I never imagined that I would be working on a technology that would get worldwide attention.”

    Melissa Takahashi

    Waiakea High School class of 2000 graduate and synthetic biologist on working on research to prevent the Zika virus’ spread

Melissa Takahashi said that when she graduated from Waiakea High School on Hawaii island in 2000, she enjoyed chemistry and did well in mathematics but never thought she would be working on cutting-edge research to prevent the spread of global diseases like the Zika virus. Read more

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