Dr. Webster Featured in Healthline News for Expertise on Chipotle Norovirus

In the article “Chipotle Outbreak Highlights How Easily Norovirus Can Spread” on healthline.com, Thomas Webster, Professor and Department Chair, Chemical Engineering and Art Zafiropoulo Chair in Engineering is is interviewed as an expert on the norovirus and human health toxicity of nanomaterials.

As the President of the U.S. Society for Biomaterials, Dr. Webster is focused on researching the design, synthesis, and evaluation of nanomaterials for various medical applications. He was most recently featured on the Today Show, WBUR, and Boston.com for his knowledge of contamination and restaurant biohazards.

When restaurants prepare food in front of customers, there is an increased chance of contamination. “People may think it’s neat and healthy, but that plexiglass protection is nothing,” Webster told Healthline. “Viruses can travel great distances.”

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