Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Harrington Lecture and Spring Clinical Day

SAVE THE DATE!!

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Spring Harrington Lecture

8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Registration deatils coming soon!

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
welcomes keynote speaker:

Drew Weissman, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Drew Weissman, MD, PhD.

Drew Weissman, M.D., Ph.D. is a professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. He received his graduate degrees from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Weissman, in collaboration with Dr. Katalin Karikó, discovered the ability of modified nucleosides in RNA to suppress activation of innate immune sensors and increase the translation of mRNA containing certain modified nucleosides. The nucleoside-modified mRNA-lipid nanoparticle vaccine platform Dr. Weissman’s lab created is used in the first 2 approved COVID-19 vaccines by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna. They continue to develop other vaccines that induce potent antibody and T cell responses with mRNA–based vaccines. Dr. Weissman’s lab also develops methods to replace genetically deficient proteins, edit the genome, and specifically target cells and organs with mRNA-LNPs, including lung, heart, brain, CD4+ cells, all T cells, and bone marrow stem cells.

CME CREDIT

To receive CME credit, please complete the following survey after the program. Certificates will be electronically sent to the email you provide.  

CME credit is for physicians only.