Science requires the courage to delve into uncharted territory and the conviction to follow an instinct even in the face of widespread disbelief. Harriet Robinson, Ph.D., senior VP of research and development at biotech company GeoVax, has demonstrated an abundance of both traits throughout her life and career.
It’s daring that took her to the former Soviet Union as a Russian-English speaking guide for a cultural-exchange exhibition when she was a young college graduate in the late 1950s. And, ultimately, her intrepid nature drew her to the field of vaccine research and to cutting-edge science.
While Dr. Robinson has demonstrated that there is huge potential in using recombinant DNA vaccines as a way to inoculate against disease, she came up against significant resistance when she first made the discovery in her lab…
A Life Beyond Science