What is your role at Enanta?
I am a biochemist and I work to develop and perform biochemical assays needed for Enanta’s biology program.
Why did you join Enanta?
I really liked that Enanta was a small but growing company that already had a product on the market which ensured stability for the company.
How did you get into the biochemistry field?
I’ve always known since a young age I wanted to help people when I was older. I started with Biomedical Engineering and in college and switched to pharmaceutical sciences which turned into my biochemistry job at Enanta.
What do you think is the most important challenge for the biopharmaceutical industry?
Funding. I feel like in a perfect world with unlimited funds, all avenues could be explored. I wouldn’t be surprised if many failed tested compounds for one disease might be beneficial for others. But without collaboration and funding to pursue these opportunities they never get explored.
What would be the one word to describe the team at Enanta?
What is the best career advice you got when starting out?
Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life. Cliché I know, but I was actually told this and it couldn’t be more true.
What did you like to do when you were young that you wish you could do more as an adult?
I had two dreams, I wanted to be the Boston Red Sox shortstop or the lead singer in a rock band. Neither came to fruition and I became a scientist, my third dream.
What do you do for fun when you’re not at work?
I enjoy reading, playing sports, video games and volunteering for special Olympics softball, football and basketball as a partner and coach.