Meet Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett; Lead Scientist for COVID-19 Vaccine Research Team at the National Institute of Health

    Kenyan Report

    As the race to find the Corona virus Vaccine hits up, the focus is on Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, a research fellow at the National Institute Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Corbett leads a team of scientists racing against time to find a vaccine that will stop Corona virus Pandemic.

    Born in a small town in North Carolina, Dr. Corbet’s’ work ethic has earned her the respect of her colleagues that has seen her take the lead of her team in the vaccine research.

    The 34-year-old scientist went to the university of Maryland, Baltimore on a full scholarship where she majored in biology and sociology. From there, she went to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill where she earned her doctorate. In 2014, she joined the NIH’s Vaccine Research Center as a postdoctoral fellow.

    During an interview with Black Enterprise, she said, “I am a Christian. I’m black. I am Southern, I’m an empath. I’m feisty, sassy, and fashionable.”

    “I would say that my role as a scientist is really about my passion and purpose for the world and for giving back to the world,” she added.

    COVID-19 Trials Kicked of in march in Seattle Washington. According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergies and infectious Diseases, the trials happened in “Record Speed”.

    According to NBC News, the team came up with a vaccine ready for trials in two moths, which is much faster than the 20 months it took to get a SARS vaccine trial in 2003.

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