In the lab: Harpur alumna helps develop Pfizer vaccine
When your turn comes to roll up your sleeve for the coronavirus vaccine, take a moment to consider the countless hours that went into its creation. Teams of scientists worked around the clock to analyze the virus, find ways to provoke the immune system’s response, and test its efficacy and safety.
Among them is Harpur College alumna Darryl Melissa Charles, a vaccine research and development scientist at Pfizer working in the assay development group. In layman terms, she and her colleagues measure antibody responses to the vaccine in a sample of blood serum. Click here to read more.