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Kizzmekia Corbett    

Viral Immunologist; Lead Scientist on the Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine Team

Kizzmekia "Kizzy" Shanta Corbett is an American viral immunologist at the Vaccine Research Center (VRC) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health (NIAID NIH) based in Bethesda, Maryland.

Corbett is the lead scientist on the team that developed the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine. She built on her six years of experience studying the spike proteins of other coronaviruses like SARS and MERS in order to design the vaccine within two days of the novel coronavirus being discovered.


UMBC Graduate Who Helped Develop COVID Vaccine Keynote Speaker At Black History Month Breakfast
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