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In the Spotlight: Nilou Mobashery, M.D.

Being open-minded about career opportunities leads to perfect combination of patient care and research

Stanford Affiliation: Postdoctoral Scholar
Department: Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine
School: Medicine
Degree: M.D.
Industry: Biopharma
Associate Director of Clinical Development
Pfizer, New London, CT

The best advice I can provide is to remain open-minded about your career options.  At the start of my postdoctoral fellowship, I had not even considered a career in industry.  However, as part of my fellowship, I did three years of bench research in Chemical Engineering, at Chaitan Kholsa's lab.  That experience generated my interest in drug discovery and development. Currently, in addition to clinical research, I am planning on seeing patients on a weekly basis at a clinic and attending on the infectious diseases consult service at a New Haven hospital. As it turns out, this is the perfect combination of patient care and research for me.

Nilou Mobashery
October 2006

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