Kris’ ambitions to become a biology teacher took a pivotal turn when she double-majored in chemistry and zoology. Graduate classes in medicinal chemistry and animal physiology sparked her fascination with understanding body functions and curing diseases. Kris chose to pursue a bioinformatics career instead, and an incredible post-doctoral position at GSK landed her a full-time job.
Scientific Director, Protein Design and Informatics
Tasked with advancing the performance of GSK’s scientific research group projects, Kris typically splits her time between running high-level computational analysis clusters on proteins in various dimensional spaces, modifying molecules to increase drug potency, and speaking in multifaceted interdepartmental meetings and conversations with GSK colleagues around the office.