Dr. Drew Weissman | CureTalks
Dr. Drew Weissman is a Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a physician-scientist best known for his work with RNA biology that laid the groundwork for the mRNA vaccines for COVID-19 developed by BioNTech/Pfizer and Moderna. Dr. Weissman received his B.A. and M.A. from Brandeis University in biochemistry/enzymology and his MD and Ph.D from Boston University in immunology/microbiology. He did a residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, followed by a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under the supervision of Anthony Fauci – the current director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Weissman's laboratory focuses on the study of RNA and innate immune system biology and the application of these findings to vaccine research and gene therapy.
Messenger RNA vaccines, also called mRNA vaccines, are some of the first COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the United States. mRNA vaccines…