Sarah Wang, 16, does not want to be trapped at a desk job.
“I really like helping people,” said Wang, a junior at Boston Latin School. “I would rather be interacting with patients than sitting behind a desk.”
Tufts University on May 16 announced that it will seek approval from the Boston Public Health Commission to build a 1,700 square foot biosafety level 3 research laboratory within its School of Medicine’s existing Biomedical Research and Public Health Building at 136 Harrison Avenue. The Arnold 8 Biosafety Laboratory will enable Tufts researchers to find new ways to detect, prevent and treat serious infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, for which treatments exist but for which new therapeutics are needed.