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2021 Katharine D. McCormick Distinguished Lecture Series

March 8, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Via Zoom


On behalf of the McCormick Lectureship Committee, we are delighted to announce that Melissa Moore, Ph.D. of Moderna Therapeutics, will present the 2021 McCormick Lecture. Her Webinar "mRNA as Medicine" will be presented in Intrnational Women's Day, Monday, March 8, 2021 at 11am via Zoom. The link will be emailed 2 days prior to the event to registered participants.

A new class of drugs wherein cells are programmed with synthetic messenger RNSs (mRNAs) to make any desired protein is an emergent technology with tremendous promise. The ability to simultaneously deliver multiple mRNAs spesies enables producction of multiprotein complexes in their native state. mRNA-based vaccines produced by Moderna and others to combat the COVID-19 global pandemic have revolutionized the field of vaccine development.

Dr. Moore will discuss recent progress at Moderna in overcoming the challenges of combating mRNA's inherent chemical and biological lability, how to direct therapeutic mRNAs to desired cell types and how to enable repeat dosing without adverse immune reactions with particular emphasis on Moderna's development of new technologies for functional mRNA delivery.

Open to the entire Stanford Community

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School of Medicine Office of Faculty Development and Diversity
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