Dr June Almeida Discovered Coronavirus
Dr June Almeida
June Hart was born and raised in a tenement on the second floor of 10 Duntroon Street, near Alexandra Park, Dennistoun. She attended Alexandra Parade Primary School and Whitehill Senior Secondary School. She left formal schooling with highers at the age of 16 to work as a lab technician at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Her career developed in electron microscopy by pioneering a method to visualise viruses by using antibodies to aggregate them. Using this method she discovered the first human coronavirus and now some 50 years later virologists are using this method to identify COVID-19.