Oct 30, 2019 - Bernadine Locsin
As the world's largest pharmaceutical company, Pfizer has long been a household name. But did you know that one of its top global R&D hubs is located right here in San Diego? Pfizer La Jolla is uniquely dedicated to bringing new and meaningful therapies to people living with cancer. Its 500-person San Diego team is committed to its mission of using science to change patients' lives. That means they get to work on cool projects, like investigating mechanisms of resistance in breast cancer and designing 3D models to study tumors outside of the body.
The San Diego team hosted #TakeoverTuesday this week to show us what it's like to work there and why "San Diego is the place where breakthroughs happen." Associate Scientist Drew says that his favorite part of the day is "when I get to look at the analysis from a new data set because I know there's probably something really exciting in that data." No doubt he and his colleagues have contributed to some of the medicines used by you or someone you love.
Chief of Staff and Senior Director, Oncology R&D Kelly showed us Pfizer's Inspiration Garden, decorated with tiles made by employees to represent why they come to work each and every day, and why they're so devoted to helping make the world cancer-free. When they're not busy making life-changing medicine, this active bunch is outside hiking, biking, swimming, surfing, and getting involved with their local community.