The Best of the AACR Journals Collection: Author Profiles
Frank T. Zenke
Title & Affiliation:
Global Head, DNA Damage Response Research, Translational Innovation Platform Oncology & Immuno-Oncology, Global Research & Development, Merck Healthcare KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Q: What is your primary area of study/research?
A: Discovery and development of novel drug candidates targeting the DNA damage response.
Q: What influenced your decision to embark on a research career?
A: A deep fascination of the basics of life stimulated by my teachers in biology courses in high school.
Q; What excites you most about your research area?
A: Tackling important unmet medical needs of cancer patients by developing novel strategies to target cancer.
Q: What do you do for fun outside of work? What are your passions and hobbies?
A: A mix of many different things…playing the guitar, fishing, reading books, cooking and eating, walking my dog, bicycling, and meeting friends.