A passion for science and innovation coupled with a strong commitment to constant improvement are at the core of who I am and what I do. That’s always been the case. It’s why the cutting edge and dynamic research environment at the Rockefeller University excites me. It’s why I worked so hard to become a professor at Manhattan College where I taught undergrads chemistry and biochemistry.
Whether I’m running my dogs in the woods due North of New York City or running my own laboratories, lately I’ve become acutely aware of my extremely energetic and results driven approach to life and work. It’s prompted me to explore how best to make far-reaching and practical differences in the lives of others through my work.
Right now, I’m pursuing work at pharmaceutical and biotech companies, where I can leverage my academic background and expertise to discover and characterize molecules with therapeutic applications.
If you have common interests, collaborative ideas, or leads please don’t hesitate to e-mail me. I always enjoy making new contacts and networking with new people. I’m generous by nature… so you can be sure I’ll return the favor when the opportunity presents itself.
Meanwhile, I have the Italian-born inclination to enjoy my life. And I do just that in a brightly colored farm house in the woods where I am married to an American pet- photographer, Jim Dratfield, proud mother of a wonderful Italian American son, and all things nurturing and warm to two bilingual dogs and a cat!