A change of heart or finding the address of my dreams?

Marielena Mata
Career Paths
Biopharma Research
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I always wanted to find cures to diseases for which no cure existed. With that desire, I went into graduate school to become a scientist and endured all that is endured: the long days, nights and weekends in the lab, doing experiments that added just one little piece to the puzzle of science; the frustration of failed experiments and low budgets; the work with thousands of mice (I actually counted ...