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John Che, PhD | Computational "CPD provides a unique opportunity to bridge new basic research discoveries and novel therapeutics. The potential to bring transformative benefits to patients is extremely exciting."
Yang Yang, PhD | "It is extremely fulfilling to do research discovering new therapeutics for cancer patients, doing so in a collaborative environment with talented scientists makes every day challenging and enjoyable!”
Lyn, Jones, PhD | Director "It is a privilege to work with such an amazingly talented drug discovery team. Every day we are pushing scientific boundaries and challenging dogma."
Shatha AbuHammad, PhD | Biology
Nikki Kong, PhD | Biology "Working at CPD means I’m part of an innovative, smart, and driven team that fosters a learning culture and inspires me to deliver rigorous science and apply creative solutions to drug discovery problems."
Pratik Vikhe, PhD | Biology “I choose CPD to further my career because I see the targeted protein degradation platform as a step towards novel and better therapeutic opportunities, not only for cancer but also for immune/ inflammatory diseases."
Stephen Xie, PhD | Biochemistry "I choose to work in the Targeted Protein Degradation space because it is a fascinating area with great promises to discover new drugs, especially against drug targets previously considered undruggable. CPD offers a unique environment that bridges academia and industry."
Jeevan G.C., PhD | Computational
Tiffany Tsang | Biochemistry "Many have described working at CPD as a hybrid of working at a biotech company and in an academic setting. I think that this unique environment enables me to contribute to the identification and development of novel therapeutics."
Kishan Mahase | Executive Assistant "With the human experience front of mind, both CPD and DFCI foster a safe, diverse and inclusive environment. In my support role, I believe in the mission driven work these brilliant minds accomplish each and every day."
Breanna Zerfas, PhD | Biochemistry "One of the major reasons I chose to work at CPD was the teamworking environment. Everyone collaborates and helps one another to keep the science moving forward."
Huang Huang, PhD | Chemistry “CPD is a group of talented scientists turning “impossible” to “possible” forming a bridge between the academia and industry. It’s my pleasure to contribute to this fantastic team.”
Radek Nowak, PhD | Biochemistry “Nothing better than working with a talented group of dedicated bright minds with diverse experiences to advance drug discovery towards difficult targets. I’m glad to be part of this amazing team.”
Jingyi Wang, PhD | Chemistry "Protein degradation is one of the most cutting-edge directions in drug discovery. It feels exciting to work with world leading scientists to solve the newest problems!"
Justin Cruite, PhD | Biochemistry “The CPD is a collaborative, supportive, rewarding and fun place to work!”
Fidel Huerta | Biochemistry "CPD is a place where ideas and pursuit meet to further our understanding of basic drug discovery. The highly interdisciplinary culture allows for rapid development and growth, which leads to a fast paced exciting lab space."
Devin Ryan | Biology "I joined CPD after finishing my undergraduate degree; my experience in the lab has been incredibly welcoming, supportive, and rewarding. CPD has allowed me to learn new techniques within the field of targeted protein degradation in which my knowledge is constantly expanding."
Yingde Zhu | Computational "I have worked in various fields of research, and now I have returned to drug discovery. The CPD is a powerful team, consisting of smart experts in different fields – we are working together to develop drugs against cancer. I can learn a lot from my colleagues."
Henning Arlt, PhD | Biochemistry
Yingpeng Liu, PhD | Chemistry "This is the right place to know everything about targeted protein degradation and molecular glues. Working at the CPD has helped me to develop as a medicinal chemist! Plus, lovely teammates and a friendly working environment!"
Jonathan Tosi | Business Operations “Being part of a group that strives consistently to innovate & challenge themselves is both inspiring and motivating. It brings out the best version of yourself. That is what great teams do. That is the CPD.”
Hellen Kim | Portfolio Manager
Jirong Luo, PhD | Chemistry “CPD is where people from different backgrounds could work seamlessly to the best of their expertise and make magic happen.”
Bart Lutterbach, PhD | Biology "Working within CPD provides a unique opportunity to develop therapeutics against targets previously considered undruggable."
Yangchun Chen, PhD | Computational "CPD is the happy medium that allows me to engage in research design and decision making that makes a tangible impact on patients' quality of life. I explore my curiosities and keep abreast of recent developments in computational methods for in silico target discovery."
The Center for Protein Degradation at
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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