Felgner’s lifetime of vaccine work put to rapid use

Those still skeptical of the seemingly fast rollout of COVID-19 vaccines can take comfort in knowing the medical technology is actually 40 years in the making—a culmination of decades of work from hundreds of scientists worldwide. One of whom is Dr. Philip Felgner, professor of physiology and biophysics and director of the UCI Vaccine Research & Development Center and the university’s Protein Microarray Laboratory. He’s dedicated his life’s work to gene therapy and the immune system.