publication . Article . 2020

‘Nothing is impossible,’ says lab ace Nita Patel

Meredith Wadman;
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  • Published: 05 Nov 2020 Journal: Science (issn: 0036-8075, eissn: 1095-9203, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Abstract
Nita Patel has come a long way from her beginnings in Sojitra, a farming village in India9s Gujarat state. There, when she was 4 years old, her family fell into poverty after her father nearly died from tuberculosis (TB). He never worked again and told Patel she should become a doctor and find a cure. Patel9s resulting quest to battle TB and other infectious diseases has led her to the position she occupies today: As a senior director of vaccine development at Novavax, a small firm among giant pharma companies racing to test a vaccine for the pandemic coronavirus, she and her all-female crew are an essential part of Novavax9s lab team. Their sophisticated tests ...
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