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Sonja Buckley

Former faculty

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Sonja Buckley

Biography

Years active at Yale: 1964-1994

Dr. Buckley is being recognized for her contributions to science. She was a virologist at Johns Hopkins, then the Rockefeller virus labs before they were moved to Yale to form the Yale Arbovirus Research Unit. With Dr. Wilbur Downs and Dr. Jordi Casals-Ariet at Yale, Dr.Buckley was credited with isolating and cultivating the Lassa virus responsible for outbreaks of hemorrhagic fever in Africa.