Peter Vogt on James D. Watson
  Peter Vogt     Biography    
Recorded: 23 Feb 2012

Jim is incomparable. I mean, he was always sort of a guiding light and a great inspiration. I loved reading his science as well as his books. And he just did this wonderfully upbeat interview with the Wall Street Journal, saying he wants to have cancer cured in his lifetime. I like this attitude, that's wonderful. That's what we need to try and 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.