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Benjamin Pinsky, MD, PhD

Stanford launched its diagnostic when the pandemic had barely begun — but challenges kept on coming

It was Saturday morning, March 14, and infectious disease specialist Benjamin Pinsky, MD, PhD, was knocking on the locked entry door at the Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine while simultaneously fielding a phone call. “Oh, there’s someone! I think they are going to open the doors for me.”

Pinsky, an associate professor of pathology and the medical director of Stanford’s Clinical Virology Laboratory, needed access...