I’ve been a proud member of FindMe Group (FMG) since 2010. My volunteer work for FMG principally consists of internet research and oneirological analyses. I’ve occasionally applied my modest artistic talent to create suspect sketches and crime scene renditions. My father was a Department Chairman and professor of Psychology, so it was perhaps inevitable that I’ve become a student of criminal profiling. I’ve closely reviewed the academic writings of Robert Ressler and John Douglas, (renowned pioneers of profiling in the Behavioral Analysis Unit at the F.B.I.)
I spent the first half of my life in academia, working as a research scientist for the University of Chicago, University of Minnesota, University of Nebraska, and University of Pennsylvania. My doctoral advisor was Bernard Roizman, Sc.D.; widely considered to be the world’s foremost authority on herpesviruses. With his excellent mentoring, I earned a degree in Molecular Virology. I was also his Systems Administrator for an intranet serving several laboratories at the University of Chicago. I received a post-doctoral scholarship in Philadelphia at the Wistar Institute, which is America’s first non-profit biomedical research facility. Additionally, I conducted virology research at United and Children’s Hospital in St. Paul, MN.
The second half of my life has been spent working as a Medical Writer and Research Editor in the pharmaceutical industry. While employed at the world headquarters for Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals (now a division of Pfizer), I helped obtain FDA approval for the immunosuppressant Rappamune (brandname Sirolimus). Working at the U.S. headquarters of Janssen Pharmaceutica (a division of Johnson & Johnson), I assisted in collating clinical data to successfully extend patent applications for Risperidone (brandname Risperdal); an atypical antipsychotic agent.