In today’s episode, Chad sits down with guest scientist, Dr. John Smeraglia, Vice President & Head of Translational Biomarkers and Bioanalysis at UCB. John is an experienced pharma leader in the development and service side of the industry.
John talks to Chad about his experiences working in the UK, such as picking up basketball and taking apart a massive magnetic sector mass spectrometer in his early days of working in bioanalysis. They also discuss John’s transfer to San Diego, California, the language barriers encountered while working in Belgium and building a diagnostic PCR laboratory in two weeks as a response to a need in Belgium during the COVID pandemic. Chad and John also delve into other important topics such as Bon Jovi vs. Springsteen, favorite Italian food, and most importantly, life mottos.