Sitting Down With… Sharon L Rogers, AmyriAD CEO, Renowned drug developer, 2023 Power Lister, and Olympic figure skating official.
What inspired you to pursue a career in your field?
Between undergraduate and graduate school, I was working at the Ohio State University in Columbus in a laboratory studying viral-chemical co-carcinogenesis related to asbestos. I was fascinated by how a virus and a chemical could work together, to produce decrements in cell communication and replication, causing cells to become cancerous and life threatening. One usually thinks about viruses as engaging separately, not how they can interlink with a chemical and interfere with biological communication within the cell. Drug development, especially small molecule drug development, is really all about cell communication – and how you can modify it.
Read the full interview at: Sharon L Rogers: Renowned Drug Developer and Olympics Official (themedicinemaker.com)