Drew Weissman

American physician-scientist (born 1959)

Drew Weissman (born September 7, 1959) is an American physician and immunologist. He is known for his contributions to RNA biology.

Drew Weissman
Weissman in 2022
Born (1959-09-07) September 7, 1959 (age 64)
Known forModified mRNA technologies used in COVID-19 vaccines
Scientific career
InstitutionsPerelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
ThesisRegulation of B Lymphocytes with Reagents That Cross-Link Surface Immunoglobulin (1987)
Doctoral advisorAnn Marshak-Rothstein

Weissman's work helped create the mRNA vaccines, the best known of which are those for COVID-19 produced by BioNTech/Pfizer and Moderna.[1] With biochemist Katalin Karikó, Weissman won the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.[2][3]

References change

  1. "This Philly Scientist's Technology Helped Make the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Possible". November 12, 2020. Archived from the original on November 13, 2020.
  2. "Covid | Premio Nobel de Medicina 2023: qué es el ARN mensajero por el que premiaron a Katalin Karikó y Drew Weissman". BBC News (in Spanish). 2023-10-02. Retrieved 2023-10-02.
  3. "The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2023". NobelPrize.org. Retrieved 2 October 2023.