Dear Colleagues and Friends: I write this message during a time of uncertainty in the midst of a public health crisis. As we strive to do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19 by working remotely, maintaining social distance, staying home, following CDC guidelines, and meeting virtually, we are constantly reminded of the resilience of our communities and the strength and endurance of the human spirit in everyday acts of kindness and courage. I am personally grateful to our incredible team of staff, faculty, students, industry partners, and research sponsors for coming together to advance our mission and address the challenges brought on by the coronavirus. We look forward to the day when we will be able to come together in person again; in the meantime, please connect with us and know that we stand ready to work with you to advance learning and discovery in all its forms.         

Best Wishes,
Ram M. Pendyala, PhD , Professor and Director