In the pilot series of the Get Science Podcast, we’re focusing on scientific careers of people working in biopharma, and their different paths and opportunities taken as they hunt for potential cures to human disease.
At 18, Marie-Claire Peakman volunteered in a hospital in her native U.K., becoming intrigued with how medicine works on a molecular level to heal patients. Rather than become a doctor, Peakman chose to make her impact by helping to create new potential medicines. “The idea of making such a difference in people’s lives is really what pushed me down the path to the career I’ve chosen,” says Peakman, Executive Director of Discovery Sciences at Pfizer’s Groton, Connecticut research site. Listen to the next episode of the Get Science Podcast to hear more from Marie-Claire.