Bugs and drugs. That basically sums up my career to this point. I am a clinical pharmacologist specializing in infectious diseases, and I have worked in the academic, pharmaceutical industry, and regulatory settings for almost 20 years. The urgent need for novel antimicrobial drugs in an era of increasing bacterial resistance keeps me showing up, as does the knowledge of the really, really bad bugs that are out there.
And if you are a believer in “write what you know”, it gives me some pretty scary things to write about.