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Dealing with a Pandemic: Head of Jackson Laboratory Answers Questions about the Spread of COVID-19


This is the second segment of a two-hour Maine Calling show, as part of our ongoing coverage of the pressing issues facing Maine during the COVID-19 crisis. For the first segment, click here.

Dr. Edison Liu, president & CEO, The Jackson Laboratory; physician who previously led the scientific response for the country of Singapore for the SARS crisis in 2003. Liu has also had leading positions at the Human Genome Organization and the National Cancer Institute.

Liu joins Maine Calling to talk about his experience leading the response to the SARS epidemic in Singapore, what is needed in the national COVID-19 strategy, how Jackson Lab scientists are helping to combat the pandemic and more. He will answer listener questions about the spread of the virus and safe behavior.


Cindy helps produce Maine Public's live call-in show Maine Calling, and sometimes hosts the show—as well as the All Books Considered Book Club. Her first foray into journalism after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism was to intern with CNN in China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre. She then worked in print journalism over the decades, as a factchecker, writer and editor, with publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times Magazine to the magazine of the National Zoo to a food trends magazine.