For Some Scientists, Shutdown Is Not An Option During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Researcher's hand grabbing a beaker
The coronavirus shutdown has required everyone to be a bit more flexible. But nature's necessities — birth, feeding, reproduction, and death — remain obstinate, requiring scientists and staff who work with living things to remain at their posts. Evolutionary biologist Luciano Matzkin has learned to enjoy the little things. "The lab always smells like wonderful banana bread," Matzkin said.