Barbie debuts doll of British vaccine developer

British vaccine developer is honored with a Barbie doll

Sarah Gilbert is a professor at Oxford University

and the co-developer of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine

(SOUNDBITE) (English) CO-DESIGNER OF THE OXFORD/ASTRAZENECA VACCINE AND PROFESSOR OF VACCINOLOGY AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY, SARAH GILBERT, ON HAVING A BARBIE DOLL MADE, SAYING:"It's a very strange concept having a Barbie doll created in my likeness. I hope it will be part of making it more normal for girls to think about careers in science - although to be honest, when I was a young girl, I never believed that I wouldn't have a career in science."

Gilbert's Barbie shares the scientist's long auburn hair

oversized black glasses

and wears a navy blue pantsuit and white blouse

(SOUNDBITE) (English) CO-DESIGNER OF THE OXFORD/ASTRAZENECA VACCINE AND PROFESSOR OF VACCINOLOGY AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY, SARAH GILBERT, ON WHERE SHE IS GOING TO KEEP HER DOLL, SAYING:"I think I will probably keep it in my office at work, along with some other trophies from 2020 and 2021."

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