[EPISODE 20] Dr. David Johnson Talks Frosted Flakes, Small Molecules, and Pharmacokinetics!
On this episode of Molecular Moments, Dr. Jim McNally chats with DMPK Senior Director Dr. David Johnson, Ph.D., from BioAgilytix San Diego. They discuss how his childhood breakfast cereal formed an interest in science which eventually led to his pursuit of biochemistry and a career in small molecule therapeutics.
David, known as Dr. J to his friends and colleagues, shares his goal of helping people get a better quality of life through his work in the pharmaceutical industry and what it’s like working with small molecule drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen. They also talk about pharmacokinetics, how the industry has shifted over the years, antibody-drug conjugates in cancer treatments, LC/MS usage, and the increase in resources, tools, and knowledge to solve problems thanks to the growth of BioAgilytix.