Employer: Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Cambridge
I’m a strongman and compete in competitions that display feats of strength, like lifting boulders and hauling a Hummer. The physical challenge of moving improbably heavy stuff is mentally stimulating for me. I have a very strong mind-body connection, which helps me appreciate the patient focus of my investigations. The work I’m doing will ultimately create compounds or specific inhibitors that will help patients with cancer.
Fun fact: I used to be a cheerleader up in Maine. In middle school. People are very surprised when they hear this.