Episode 004: The Covid Vaccine Scientist: Katalin Kariko

In this episode of “The Covid Vaccine Scientist: Katalin Kariko” we explore the remarkable story of a pioneering scientist whose groundbreaking research led to the development of the Covid-19 vaccines. Dr. Katalin Kariko’s journey was marked by resilience and determination in the face of discrimination and adversity.

The episode delves into Dr. Kariko’s early career, where she faced challenges and discrimination due to her immigrant status. Despite almost losing her job and taking a pay cut, she persisted, refining her work and, ultimately, making groundbreaking discoveries. Her research laid the foundation for the Covid-19 vaccines, saving millions of lives globally.

We also highlight the transformative moment when the same university that once doubted her expertise proudly claimed her as an alumna after she became a Nobel Prize winner. Dr. Kariko’s story serves as a testament to the power of persistence and belief in one’s work, inspiring listeners to overcome obstacles and pursue their passions.

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Munatsi Manyande

Munatsi Manyande was born and raised in Zimbabwe. He first moved to the United States for university. He is an entrepreneur and non-profit executive who lives in Texas with his family.