Fight COVID-19 on all fronts: MSU alumnus helps develop COVID vaccine, connects communities to information | MSU Today
Ian Moore, who heads the infectious disease pathogenesis section of the Directorate of Comparative Medicine at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institute of Health, has worked on numerous projects with critical implications for human health . But, he said, his most recent experience helping develop the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine was unique.
Ian Moore, courtesy photo of NIH.
“You go out and you see everyone in a mask, and you go to work and you come home and you know you’re working on this very thing that has everyone in a mask, keeping everyone from being around. of their loved ones, the thing that is killing people across the country, across the world. It’s a lot to digest on a daily basis.
Moore drew this after graduating from high school. After graduating from veterinary school, his teacher returned it to him. It reads:This picture that I drew was then and it is now so … Now that I have grown up, I will be … [an] animal doctor. PS I want you to save this one and return it when I have accomplished this.
“It was like a front page story, and I wasn’t ready for it. But I accepted it because they are people who trust me because I am from their city. They trusted my opinion and the information I gave them, and that was invaluable.
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