Deborah Heydenburg ’87 Fuller

Deborah Heydenburg ’87 Fuller is a
professor in the department of microbiology
at the University of Washington and chief of
infectious diseases and translational medicine
division at the Washington National Primate
Research Center. Her lab developed a promising
COVID-19 vaccine that entered phase 1 human
clinical trials in September 2020. This next
generation vaccine could induce more rapid
immunity in the population and better responses
in the elderly. Promising preclinical results with
this vaccine were recently published in Science
Translational Medicine.

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