Sara Isbell – Women’s Success in STEM + Innovation in the World of Neuroscience
My guest today is Sara Isbell, CEO, President and Cofounder of California based Mercaptor Discoveries, searching for a cure for neurodegenerative diseases and traumatic brain injury. Her startup is working on medication to prevent brain trauma and arrest the progression of conditions like Alzheimers, epilepsy and strokes.
We will be discussing:
- Careers in STEM and Medical Research – Specialist fields, including researching and developing medication in the field of neuroscience
- Chemistry, neurochemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology – Additional challenges when entering these fields and potential advantages
- Supporting innovation. Issues and challenges, the importance of perseverance. Direction research needs to take to facilitate more breakthroughs.
- What women can do to have a profound and meaningful impact in this area.
Neuroscientist Sara Isbell is an innovator in the world of neuroscience. As CEO, President and Cofounder of Novato, CA based Mercaptor Discoveries, she is on the cutting edge of the search for a cure for neurodegenerative diseases and traumatic brain injury. Isbell is leading her newly founded biopharmaceutical startup through the development stages with the goal of creating an oral medication that will prevent the effects of brain trauma in people who are most at risk – athletes, military personnel – and arrest the progression of chronic neurodegeneration in conditions like Alzheimer’s, ALS, Epilepsy, Alcohol Withdrawal, Stroke and more.
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