What is a translational biologist and what does it take to be a top-performer in the field? Translational medicine is a rapidly growing discipline in today’s competitive scientific environment. At BMS' recently opened Cambridge (Mass.) site, built in the heart of a biotech hub, the offices are designed to encourage collaboration to tackle some of the hardest medical questions.
Bijal Kakrecha, a research scientist in translational medicine, relocated to Cambridge from New Jersey to work on better understanding cancer resistance. The entire Cambridge team focuses on discovering innovative targets and pathways for tumors that have not traditionally responded to Immuno-Oncology (I-O) therapies. She quickly found this central mission made her colleagues feel like a “close-knit family” in which collaboration comes naturally.