Category Archive: biography

May
26

A triple life in science

Ever since embarking on my pretty unusual career path in leaving big pharma in 2001, I have been faced with several forks in the road, hard decisions on which way to go. To join a software company or not? work with university spin out? – some were good decisions others less so. Since 2008 I …

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May
01

1 year ago today..I published in PLOS ONE

Today marks the anniversary of my first paper in PLOS ONE with Joe Olechno and Antony Williams (Dispensing Processes Impact Apparent Biological Activity as Determined by Computational and Statistical Analyses). This was quite an event probably for all the wrong reasons in that the evolution of the paper was shaped by rejection after rejection elsewhere …

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Mar
21

Wanted: proposals for Pharmaceutical Research theme issues, perspectives, reviews, commentaries

For a number of years I have been involved on the editorial board of the Springer journal Pharmaceutical Research (current IF 4.7). In full disclosure I receive a small stipend each year for my editorial role and I attend one editorial board meeting per year. I am the only person not from an academic institute …

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Mar
20

Job Applications from China

After months of surges in email applications from India to work in my lab, today I had an inquiry from China. It does make me wonder how they find me or even think I have a physical “lab”. let alone the fact I am on a different continent, would have to deal with visa and …

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Mar
13

Forget the entrepreneurial side- just do interesting science on STTR/SBIRs

It is that time of the year again and it happens 3 times a year for those of us trying to get NIH science grants for a business. Yes, weeks of STTR and SBIR thinking, writing and rewriting is enough to drive you crazy. I have a few different systems to try to take the …

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Feb
27

Why do so many students from India want summer internships in the USA?

I wished I had infinite resources because daily I see my inbox fill up with requests to join “my lab” to do a summer internship. If I could take all these students I would need a huge building. But imagine what projects I could work on?? By the way I have never advertised for student. …

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Jan
29

Interview for Scientific Computing World

A few weeks ago before the SLAS meeting I was invited to give a phone interview with Robert Roe at Scientific Computing World. I think he has accurately captured what I said and presented at the SLAS meeting. I would recommend reading the brief article. I really hope we can inspire others to create more …

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Jan
24

Saying NO to Bureaucracy in Science

When you work pretty much solo without any admin or someone to push those little niggly things to you really feel the pressure. Well I do when there is a stack of science things I want to do just piling up. Its Jan 24 and I already feel buried in projects and am nowhere close …

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Jan
22

One day at SLAS – and the disruptive app as an ELN

So due to family travel limitations I was only at the SLAS meeting this year for a day (Monday) and I am very grateful for them waiving my registration to be there. In that time I gave the talk on mobile app workflows and presented a poster. I also attended the meeting last year, and …

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Jan
14

A yearbook of science

A pleasant surprise awaited my return home yesterday, a large envelope from the published McGraw-Hill. Inside was a The McGraw-Hill yearbook of science and technology 2014 . It took a few minutes to remember that I was a contributor to a section. And then I found the article – Below is the official reference. Grulke …

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