Katalin Karikó

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Katalin Karikó
Born (1955-01-17) 17 January 1955 (age 69)
Other namesKati Kariko[1]
  • Hungary
  • United States
EducationUniversity of Szeged (BSc, PhD)
Known formRNA technology in immunology and therapies
SpouseBéla Francia
AwardsNobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2023) and several others
Scientific career

Katalin "Kati" Karikó (Hungarian: Karikó Katalin, pronounced [ˈkɒrikoː ˌkɒtɒlin]; born 17 January 1955) is a Hungarian-American[2] biochemist. Her work focuses in ribonucleic acid (RNA)-mediated mechanisms, particularly in vitro-transcribed messenger RNA (mRNA) for protein replacement therapy.

Karikó's work helped lead to the creation of the mRNA vaccines.[1][3] Karikó received the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her work, along with American immunologist Drew Weissman.[4][5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Kolata, Gina (8 April 2021). "Kati Kariko Helped Shield the World From the Coronavirus". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2 October 2023.
  2. Keyton, David; Corder, Mike; Burakoff, Maddie (2 October 2023). "Karikó and Weissman win Nobel Prize in medicine for work that enabled mRNA vaccines against COVID-19". AP News. Associated Press. Retrieved 3 October 2023.
  3. Schmader, Toni (18 January 2023). "Gender Inclusion and Fit in STEM". Annual Review of Psychology. 74 (1): 219–243. doi:10.1146/annurev-psych-032720-043052. ISSN 0066-4308. PMID 35961037. S2CID 251539765.
  4. "The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2023". NobelPrize.org. Retrieved 2 October 2023.
  5. Mole, Beth (2023-10-02). "After being demoted and forced to retire, mRNA researcher wins Nobel". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2023-10-03.