Penn researchers named Time’s ‘Heroes of the Year’ for helping develop COVID-19 vaccines

Time Magazine selected Penn scientists Drew Weissman and Katalin Karik√≥ as the publication’s 2021 “Heroes of the Year” for their groundbreaking discovery that helped develop the messenger RNA technology utilized in COVID-19 vaccines. The researchers received the honor along with fellow infectious disease experts Dr. Barney Graham and Kizzmekia Corbett.

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