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This year The Albany Prize recognizes three pioneering scientists whose discoveries have led to innovative advances in medicine, including the vaccines for Covid-19. Their years of work, scientific expertise, and sheer determination played a critical role in accelerating the development of these vaccines. Together, their findings led to the rapid development of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines.

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Albany, New York 12208-3478

(518) 262-3322
development@amc.edu

Barney S. Graham, MD, PhD
Deputy Director, Vaccine Research Center and
Chief, Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institutes of Health, Retired

Dr. Graham, an immunologist, virologist, and clinical research physician, is a pioneer in vaccine design and a thought leader on pandemic preparedness. His work led to the development of Covid-19 vaccines as well as novel approaches to vaccines for other viral diseases.

Katalin Karikó, PhD
Senior Vice President, BioNTech RNA Pharmaceuticals
Adjunct Professor, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

The research of Dr. Karikó, a biochemist who specializes in RNA-mediated mechanisms and Messenger RNA (mRNA), and Dr. Drew Weissman, was central to developing BioNTech and Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccines. Moderna’s vaccine is also based on the mRNA technology.

Drew Weissman, MD, PhD
The Roberts Family Professor of Vaccine Research, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Weissman is a physician-scientist best known for his contributions to RNA biology. His work helped develop effective mRNA vaccines, including those for Covid-19. With Dr. Karikó, he discovered the modifications to RNA that made the coronavirus vaccines a reality.

Barney S. Graham, MD, PhD
Deputy Director, Vaccine Research Center and
Chief, Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institutes of Health, Retired

Dr. Graham, an immunologist, virologist, and clinical research physician, is a pioneer in vaccine design and a thought leader on pandemic preparedness. His work led to the development of Covid-19 vaccines as well as novel approaches to vaccines for other viral diseases.

Drew Weissman, MD, PhD
The Roberts Family Professor of Vaccine Research, Perelman School of Medicine, University
of Pennsylvania

Dr. Weissman is a physician-scientist best known for his contributions to RNA biology. His work helped develop effective mRNA vaccines, including those for Covid-19. With Dr. Karikó, he discovered the modifications to RNA that made the coronavirus vaccines a reality.

Katalin Karikó, PhD
Senior Vice President, BioNTech RNA Pharmaceuticals
Adjunct Professor, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

The research of Dr. Karikó, a biochemist who specializes in RNA-mediated mechanisms and Messenger RNA (mRNA), and Dr. Drew Weissman, was central to developing BioNTech and Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccines. Moderna’s vaccine is also based on the mRNA technology.

The Albany Prize Recipients

The Albany Prize Recipients

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