Dr. Norbert Pardi holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry and genetics. He has been working at the University of Pennsylvania since 2011 and currently holds an Assistant Professor position. His research interest is the development of mRNA-based therapeutics with particular focus on new generation vaccines. He explored the development of a novel protein delivery platform using nucleoside-modified mRNA in lipid nanoparticles (LNPs) and used it to generate highly effective mRNA-LNP vaccines targeting various pathogens. Dr. Pardi has recently been involved in the development of highly effective vaccine adjuvants.