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UCI professor honored for contributions in developing COVID-19 vaccine

Spectrum News 1, July 26, 2021 (Video)

July 26, 2021

UCI professor honored for contributions in developing COVID-19 vaccine

Philip Felgner is one of seven scholars worldwide to be honored with Spain’s prestigious Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research to recognize their contributions to developing COVID-19 vaccines.  The UC Irvine professor in physiology and biophysics is the director of the campus’ Vaccine Research and Development Center. He has dedicated the past three decades of his life to developing the technology that went into building the COVID-19 vaccine. … Now Felgner and students continue to test blood samples for antibodies to COVID-19 and other viruses.