With a vaudeville performer father and a dancer mother, you'd expect Kyle Judkins '08 to pursue a career in the arts. Tall, poised and engaging, the 24-year-old might be an actor or a musician. (In fact, he plays drums in a jazz band.) But Judkins is a scientist; a biologist to be exact.
As an associate scientist in exploratory biology at pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. (developers and manufacturers of Zoloft, Lipitor and Viagra, among others), Judkins contributed to original research on diabetes.
"So much of science is art," says the biology major and chemistry minor. "I don't like treating science like a technician." [Read more...]