Sumary of Kati Kariko Helped Shield the World From the Coronavirus:
- Her work, with her close collaborator, Dr. Drew Weissman of the University of Pennsylvania, laid the foundation for the stunningly successful vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna..
- For her entire career, Dr. Kariko has focused on messenger RNA, or mRNA — the genetic script that carries DNA instructions to each cell protein-making machinery..
- (Susan grew up to be a two-time Olympic gold medal winner in rowing.) When Dr. Kariko started, it was early days in the mRNA field..
- It turned out that the immune system recognizes invading microbes by detecting their mRNA and responding with inflammation….