Recorded: 23 Feb 2012
I don't think so. I feel, maybe it's because I'm getting old, I feel that I can be, and I am, friendly with everybody in science. And that's one of the wonderful things about being a scientist. You can go to any country, no matter what their political system is, what their religions are, that if you meet a scientist and talk science there's an instant understanding, an instant connection. And essentially, I feel as a scientist I have friends all over the world.
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.