Peter Vogt on Becoming a Scientist
  Peter Vogt     Biography    
Recorded: 23 Feb 2012

I thought about science, but I also thought about other things. About art, about philosophy, and as a teenager and as a young student even, I was really not clearly decided. It was only halfway into my undergraduate studies that I decided science was the thing to do.

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.

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