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Zulkarnain Harfuddin

Principal Scientist

Chronic Pharmacology Unit

Zul is eager to translate his knowledge and skills into tangible benefits for the community.
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When did you realize that you wanted to work in the pharmaceutical field?

When I was in graduate school, I was in an immunotherapy lab and since then I have wanted to work in the pharmaceutical field. I wanted to translate my knowledge and skills into tangible benefits for the community.

What is your dream as a researcher?

To develop as many beneficial drugs for the patients.

What advice would you give someone who aspires to be a researcher in the same field?

Passion and persistence yet being humble that we do not know everything.

The biggest challenge you have and how you have overcome?

One of the greatest challenges in CPR was to work in a fast-paced setting which is really different from the academic life I had prior. Time and understanding of how the pharma industry operates have really helped to mold me to work more efficiently in CPR. Hope I can play my part to continue to create and innovate more novel medicines for the patients.

What do you like most about CPR?

I would say that CPR has been a wonderful environment to work in; top-notch research and facilities, wonderful colleagues, and work-life balance. Time flies when you are having a great time, isn’t it?

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