Encore Part 2: The Pioneer in Messenging: mRNA

March 6, 2024
Hosted by Cecilia Zapata-Harms

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Part II with Fabrice Delaye, author of The Medical Revolution of Messenger RNA. This time, we'll dive into some of the different turn of events in biotech space and some of the key scientists that moved this discovery of mRNA towards a whole new level in vaccines. **** It is commonly believed that a COVID-19 vaccine was developed in just ten months, but few people are aware of the decades of frustration that preceded this breakthrough. Messenger RNA (mRNA) technology, which utilizes molecules that instruct cells to create a viral protein, had been in development for thirty years before it finally came to fruition. This technology is now considered to be as revolutionary as putting a man on the moon, according to Nobel Prize winner Thomas Cech. In his book, The Medical Revolution of Messenger RNA, science journalist Fabrice Delaye tells the story of how mRNA

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Cecilia Zapata-Harms

Cecilia has held leadership positions in strategy, joint venture startup and program administration. Her career spans more than 30+ years in life science/biotechnology and healthcare industry. Cecilia started her tenure as a strategic planning manager at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research in the early 1990s, as Program Administrator for the Molecular Pharmacology, Clinical Research Division held a Project Officer role for the National Cancer Institute. She has led the development of clinical research network and oversaw all operational functions for the program. Cecilia was also involved in many status biotechnology startups. In the summer of 2017, Cecilia returned to her life science and biotechnology roots as Chief Executive Officer for 3rdEyeBio, LLC. Cecilia has been known to say that she is like the Jill of all Trades. In my toolbox are a multitude of different sets of skills and expertise that can be applied to almost all industries. Passionate about global health access, innovative approaches to access novel treatments especially for our rural communities, military and developing countries. The joy for me in my work is to find an outside of the box solutions, connect the dots, and see innovators realize the vision, their road map accomplish them and are successful.

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