OC’s innovators: UCI’s Felgner: COVID research helps other illness studies

The historically rapid rollout of COVID-19 vaccines across the country was in part possible because of decades of work from leading researchers across the globe. One such scientist is Phillip Felgner, professor of physiology and biophysics and director of the UCI Vaccine Research and Development Center and the university’s Protein Microarray Laboratory. … He and his team have been hard at work this year using the breakthrough technology used for the vaccines for other health issues, such as sickle cell disease and cancer.