The mRNA Vaccine materials were produced by the Genetic Science Learning Center (GSLC) with support from a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) Administrative Supplement from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the the National Institutes of Health under Award Number 3R25GM129202-05S1.


Thank you to the teachers who provided advice and in-class testing for the materials:

Sherry Annee, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, Indianapolis, IN
Susan Berrend, Pacific Bay Christian School, Pacifica, CA
Ralph Hammond, Westmoor High School, Daly City, CA
Sue Mullican, Holland Hall, Tulsa, OK
Keri Shingleton, Holland Hall, Tulsa, OK
Mike West, The Collegiate, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Canada

GSLC Staff

The GSLC team combines diverse expertise in curriculum and assessment development, instructional design, science education, education research, science writing, creative multimedia production, visual design, animation, computer programming, music composition, videography, web development, and life science and education research. The following team members contributed to this project:

Kagan Breitenbach
Rochelle Cassells
Jonathan Conger
Kristin Fenker
Jason Harris
Nathan Holland
Jonny Holmgren
Sheila Homburger

Max Kelly
Molly Malone
Steve Ortiz
Kevin Pompei
Louisa A. Stark
Mo Starr
Jen Taylor
Arthur Veenema

Special Thanks

Brandon Ngo, actor and undergraduate student studying Biology at the University of Utah, for hosting How the mRNA Vaccine Works.

Cecile Avery, PhD candidate in the Department of Human Genetics at The University of Utah, for hosting How mRNA Vaccines Were Engineered.

APA format:

Genetic Science Learning Center. (2022, May 12) Credits. Retrieved February 28, 2024, from

CSE format:

Credits [Internet]. Salt Lake City (UT): Genetic Science Learning Center; 2022 [cited 2024 Feb 28] Available from

Chicago format:

Genetic Science Learning Center. "Credits." Learn.Genetics. May 12, 2022. Accessed February 28, 2024.