Hightower Fund sponsors special seminar

Emory Biology recently hosted a special seminar sponsored by the Hightower Fund and given virtually by Dr. Melissa Moore, who is the Chief Scientific Officer for Platform Research at Moderna.  The title of her talk was A timely confluence: The backstory of Moderna‚Äôs COVID-19 vaccine.  About 175 people attended the talk, and 35-40 students met with Dr. Moore by Zoom for a special student session.  In this session, she touched upon two aspects, one was focused on her career journey and the other was focused on how the vaccine compares to other mRNA vaccines, the development process, and the challenges of it.