Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE)

RISE Talk: “The Discovery of Paxlovid for the treatment of Covid-19 patients”

Speaker: Dr. Dafydd Owen, Senior Scientific Director, Medicinal Chemistry, Pfizer
Monday Nov. 14th 2022
Link to event flyer: 2022 RISE_The Discovery of Paxlovid for the treatment of Covid-19 patients

One-of-a-kind science research program

In our RISE program, science students study with star researchers like Drew Fellow and 2015 Nobel Prize Winner William Campbell, as well as other industrial scientists who come to Drew from industry leaders like AT&T Bell Labs, Bristol Myers Squibb, Sanofi, Merck and Schering-Plough. With decades of leadership in biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics, these researchers work one-on-one with Drew undergraduate students, mentoring and guiding them as they perform hands-on research.

See what some of our recent grads are doing now, and how RISE helped them get there.

Vanessa Raab C'21

“Going into the biotech field has proven that Drew provides amazing lab experience.”

Vanessa is a research assistant in Shenandoah Biotechnology's molecular biology department.

Erin Connors C'18

“RISE was an opportunity of a lifetime.”

Erin is a PhD student in Ohio State's Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program.

Benjamin Strickland C'21

“The first-hand experiences in RISE are paramount in helping students find success in their post-Drew careers.”

Benjamin is a PhD student in UNC-Chapel Hill's Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry program

Makayla Pardo C'20

"I learned how to be a good scientist."

Makayla is a PhD student in Brown University's Pathobiology Program.

Junhui Huang C'20

“I think the key takeaway from the RISE lab is that research is fun to do!”

Junhui is a student in Columbia's applied math bachelors of science program.

Stefanie DeFronzo C'20

“With ample connections to the science world from their time in the industry, the RISE fellows always make a point to market their students and teach them how to be proactive in gaining opportunities and experiences.”

Stefanie is a research associate at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

Jillian Scarpanito C’20

“RISE gave me my own experiment, my own work, something to be proud of and talk about during interviews."

Jillian is a Doctor of Optometry student in the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Lloyd Goldstein C'20

“Getting experience with RISE and other independent research opportunities was really important in preparing me for grad school.”

Lloyd is a statistics PhD student at The Ohio State University