Dr. Fiona Marshall
About this episode
Fiona Marshall got fascinated with GPCRs after attending a lecture on how the beta-adrenergic receptor in the heart is activated by adrenaline, during her undergraduate studies at Bath University. She then pursued her Ph.D. in neuroscience at Cambridge University. An expert in GPCR biology, Fiona published the first description of the cloning and structural requirements of the GABAB receptor. One of her career path-defining moments came when she visited Dr. Chris Tate and Dr. Richard Henderson at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK. As a co-founder of Heptares Therapeutics, now called Sosei Heptares, a GPCR-focused drug discovery and development biotechnology company, Fiona and her team made considerable breakthroughs in the field of GPCR stabilization and structure-based drug design.
Today, Dr. Marshall is the VP Head of Neuroscience Discovery and Head of Discovery UK, Global Head of Neuroscience discovery research leading teams in West Point, Boston, and London at MSD.
Join me and learn more about her fascinating career trajectory.
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