Dr. Inés Dawson
Science communicator and Oxford graduate (DPhil Biomechanics of Insect Flight)
Inés is a science communicator and Oxford graduate (DPhil Biomechanics of Insect Flight). She runs the award-winning bilingual YouTube channel Draw Curiosity, and makes science stories interesting and accessible for a wide range of audiences. An enthusiastic and entertaining educational speaker, Inés uses creativity to make complex subjects simple and fun.
Sarah spent most of her early career as a research scientist in medicinal chemistry. After earning a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, she transitioned to a business role focusing on chemical technology enablement at Merck MilliporeSigma. She served as Head of Chemical Synthesis Innovation before moving on to manage the commercial development of SYNTHIA™, an advanced retrosynthesis design software for pharmaceutical chemists. Before leaving the company, Sarah was our Director and Head of Cheminformatics Technologies.
Tim studied Organic Synthesis at the University of British Columbia Okanagan (BSc 2002), McGill University (PhD 2007) and Columbia University (Postdoc 2007-2009) before starting his career in the pharmaceutical industry. After nine years in chemical informatics and automation, Tim joined the University of Michigan as an assistant professor of medicinal chemistry. The University of Michigan's Cernak Lab conducts research at the intersection of chemical synthesis and computer science. Note: The views and opinions expressed in the podcast are solely the personal beliefs of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the position of the University of Michigan.