Drew Weissman

Drew Weissman is an American physician-scientist and Nobel Prize laureate best known for his contributions to RNA biology. His work was used for the development of mRNA vaccines, the... Wikipedia

  • Born:  September 7, 1959, Lexington, Massachusetts, U.S.
  • Education:  Brandeis University (BA, MA), Boston University (MD, PhD)
  • Thesis:  Regulation of B lymphocytes with reagents that cross-link surface immunoglobulin (1987)
  • Known for:  Modified mRNA technologies used in COVID-19 vaccines
  • Notable awards:  Rosenstiel Award (2020), Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award (2021), VinFuture Prize (2022), Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences (2022), Harvey Prize (2023 awarded for the year 2021), Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2023)
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