Dr. Myers has been employed at the Center since 2013 as the senior research scientist.
Significant Contributions and Achievements:
Dr. Myers’ interests are focused on drug discovery, therapeutics, immunology, and neuroscience. She has worked in the San Diego biotechnology community for the more than 20 years, leading drug discovery research teams in a wide variety of therapeutic areas, and in projects using many therapeutic modalities, including antisense oligonucleotides, siRNA, antibodies, biologics, nanoparticles, and small molecule drugs. She has supervised teams developing drugs targeting inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, fibrosis, transplantation biology, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis, and her efforts have led to three Investigational New Drug Applications (INDs) and nine patents/patent applications. Prior to her career in science, Dr. Myers was a radio and television news reporter.
Dr. Myers has a bachelor’s degree in history from Duke University and a Ph.D. in immunology from Rutgers University.