Meet GlaxoSmithKline's
KRIS BROWN

Careers - Kris’ Story
 Spark For Science
Kris’ Story
Spark For Science
Kris’ ambitions to become a biology teacher took a pivotal turn when she double-majored in chemistry and zoology. Undergraduate 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 of teaching, and an incredible post-doctoral position at GSK landed her a full-time job.
Careers - What Kris Does
 Scientific Director, Protein Design and Informatics
What Kris Does
Scientific Director, Protein Design and Informatics
Tasked with advancing the performance of GSK’s scientific research projects, Kris typically splits her time between running high-level computational analysis of proteins using high-performance computing clusters, modifying molecules to increase drug potency, modifying enzyme to increase catalytic activity for small molecule manufacturing, and speaking in multifaceted interdepartmental meetings—and in conversations with GSK colleagues around the office.
 
 
“An attribute you need is agile learning. You really need to be open minded and think things through.”
 
“An attribute you need is agile learning. You really need to be open minded and think things through.”
 
 
“Management is here to help us, give advice, be mentors and coaches—but they also enable us to be accountable. The collective is there. We bounce ideas off of each other.”
 
“Management is here to help us, give advice, be mentors and coaches—but they also enable us to be accountable. The collective is there. We bounce ideas off of each other.”