Title and Description Page
Childhood and Undergraduate Education 1
Born in Buffalo, New York. High school science. Mary Washington College. Pre-med with chemistry major. Gender disparity among faculty.
Graduate Education 10
Interest in medicinal chemistry. Virginia Commonwealth University.
Richard Glennon’s lab. Networking. Postdoctorate at NIH with Kenner Rice. Extracurricular activities. Marriage.
Laboratory Career 28
Building a lab at Walter Reed. Tenure track position at NIH. Commuting. Dopamine transporter research. Role of government research in drug development. Research on glutamate receptors. Lab dynamics.
Administrative Responsibilities 53
NIH career path and structure. Deputy Scientific Director. Committees. Women Scientists Advisory Committee.
Balancing childcare and family with career. Science education in the United States. Gap between public’s expectations for drug development and reality. Changing perceptions of drug abuse. Mentoring and supportive networks.