#CareerSpotlight Meet Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett: A Key Scientist In The Development Of Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine

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Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett: A Key Scientist In The Development Of Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine

Leading American viral immunologist Kizzmekia S. Corbett, PH.D, 35, proudly stands amongst inspiring figures reshaping today’s world through modern medicine.

She noticeably conducted groundbreaking research that led to the development of highly effective vaccines saving millions across the globe from the dreaded coronavirus.

Her design stands as a framework upon which many COVID-19 vaccines are built in use today

An immunologist at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), she is the Shutzer Assistant Professor at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute and assistant professor of immunology and infectious diseases at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Redefining the narrative in STEM, with years of commitment to public health, the scientist, although young has been instrumental in groundbreaking research and development of the Moderna vaccine for Covid-19. She has lens set on bringing visibility to people of color who have often worked tirelessly behind the scenes.

Corbett has invested more than six years as a research fellow at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ (NIAID) Vaccine Research Center.

Her amazing work has earned her recognition in the worlds of medicine and beyond, including being acknowledged by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

Kizzmekia S. Corbett, received a B.S. in Biological Sciences, with a secondary major in Sociology, in 2008 from the University of Maryland–Baltimore County, where she was a Meyerhoff Scholar and an NIH undergraduate scholar. She then enrolled at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she obtained her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology in 2014. She joined the NIH’s Vaccine Research Center as a postdoctoral fellow in 2014.

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