Recorded: 23 Feb 2012
Well I started painting as a teenager, and when I was an undergraduate I took courses that were offered at the university on Saturdays for painting. Some Saturdays I was the only student in class, and I became very attached and became friends with the teacher. Who actually, over the years, was more of a substitute father for me. It was a friendship that lasted until he passed away. He was way into his nineties when he died. And I've been painting ever since.
Dr. Peter Vogt, M.D., Ph.D., serves as Member of Scientific Advisory Board of Onconova Therapeutics, Inc. Dr. Vogt is at the Scripps Institute in La Jolla, CA. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Lasker Award winner. His fundamental studies on oncogenic avian retroviruses led to the identification of oncogenes in human cells. Dr. Vogt is the editor-in-chief of Virology, a scientific journal.
Dr. Peter Vogt intends to continue his work at the Scripps Research Institute. He is currently working to generate small molecule inhibitors that interfere with the spread of cancer as a new therapeutic approach.