“The best scientists try to prove themselves wrong. Kate’s genius was a willingness to accept failure and keep trying, and her ability to answer questions people were not smart enough to ask.”
Even though she faced many barriers within academia, Hungarian biochemist Kati Karikó laid the groundwork for the mRNA vaccines by spending hours upon hours on 'the bench'. Her work shielded the world from the coronavirus. Read about her extraordinary efforts and work in this article in the New York Times.