By leading the team behind the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, Kizzmekia Corbett has already changed the world—she is also helping change the future of research.
Researchers across UMBC are using unique, interdisciplinary approaches to explore global environmental challenges
Kaitlyn Sadtler ’11 leads study to learn how many Americans have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2.
Kizzmekia Corbett’s team was the first to demonstrate a vaccine that successfully stopped viral replication in both the lungs and nose.
With a history of amplifying and prioritizing Black voices in other under-represented fields, this alumna turned her efforts toward supporting birders, naturalists, and explorers.
After years in development, and months of waiting, a UMBC-developed mini satellite launched into space studies climate and air quality, proving persistence pays off.
After three months of studies, the vaccine her team developed is about to enter a phase I clinical trial, a crucial hurdle on the way to FDA approval.
Climate change and other environmental issues like air and water quality disproportionately affect people of color. Today, Demoz sees his role at UMBC as empowering students, especially students from underrepresented backgrounds, to take ownership of their research and contribute to their communities. Eventually, he hopes his graduates will also become mentors and advocates for their own students and colleagues—behaviors he models for them every day.
As the Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building opens its doors for the fall semester, Retrievers are eagerly trying to figure out how the ILSB will fit into their routines.