Dr. Marie-Claire Peakman always knew she wanted to make a difference in the world. Her aptitude for science was apparent from an early age, and her interest in medicine evolved from her experience volunteering at a local hospital. Initially, this interest led to a path toward medical school; however, Peakman soon found herself more intrigued by the medicines and therapies used to treat patients, and she wanted to understand how these life-saving tools worked at the molecular level.
From that point forward, Dr. Peakman’s goal shifted from practicing medicine to researching and developing new medicines. Today, she is an executive director in the department of Discovery Sciences at Pfizer.