Class of COVID-19: Edward Saliba

Edward is a postdoctoral researcher in the Griffin Group.

A photo of Edward Saliba
Edward Saliba

Who are you quarantined with?
I am by myself.

How have your days changed since physical/social distancing became the new normal?
I mostly stay in all day rather than being in lab all day.

What do you miss most about the MIT Campus?
I miss doing science in the lab.

What are you most looking forward to about the return to the “regularly scheduled program”?
I look forward to doing science and being able to eat at restaurants.

What are some aspects of this moment in time that you are grateful for?
I am grateful for being able to catch up on work that would normally be lower on my priority list.

a photo of a computer on a desk.
Edward’s work-from-home space.

What are some new or preexisting activities/hobbies/research ventures that you’ve taken on while being in quarantine?
I only started at MIT in January, so the quarantine has given me to opportunity to go on walks to explore the city.

How have you been maintaining social connections while practicing social distancing?
I text my friends a lot and use Zoom.

What will you remember most about daily life during this global pandemic?
I will remember when going for walks noticing that people would go out of their way to get far away from one another on the sidewalk, and wondering if that would continue as a social custom long after the virus died down.