Hannah Watkins

Email: hwatkins [at] mit . edu



Microneedle Vaccine Formulation

My research focuses on ways to make vaccines longer-lasting and more effective through improved formulation design.  Typically, vaccines require multiple doses spaced over several months to elicit long-lasting protection, presenting challenges associated with patient uptake that are exacerbated in developing countries.  My post-doc work centers on using degradable biomaterials to create vaccines that require only one shot to generate protective immunity.