I am a Scientist in the Proteogenomic department at Sanofi Genzyme in Framingham, MA.
I have been with the company for 15 years, initially working in the High-Throughput-Screening department and then moving over to focus on protein profiling and bio-marker in early discovery research projects for the past 6 years. My current position has two main objectives; 1) to help scientists working in a therapeutic area to discover and validate potential disease-related clinical protein bio-markers and 2) investigate and disseminate new technologies for measuring low abundance secreted proteins in different matrices for use by internal scientists.
I have a BS in Clinical Arts and Sciences from Hiram College in Ohio and a MS in Pharmacology from Northeastern University. I did a master thesis on the relationship of dopamine receptors and neuropsychiatric diseases, such as schizophrenia which resulted in a publication. Personally, I thrive in an environment that offers me the opportunity to work on a large variety of projects. I feel fortunate to work in a large pharma company because I have worked on many different types of projects, ranging from finding a cure for malaria to measuring proteins down to their molecular level.
In my free time, I enjoy hiking, cycling and yoga