Robert S. McCollum
Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd.
How long have you been an ASBMB member?
I’ve been a member since 2000.
What is the focus of your company?
We do antiviral drug discovery.
What is the focus of your research?
I look at biochemical and cellular assays as well as protein purification.
Why did you go into industry?
There are better opportunities at my level (I have a Master of Science).
Where do you see research in industry going in five to 10 years?
I see more biotherapeutics being developed.
With the economy improving, are you seeing any changes in your job or company?
Changes have already occurred with cutbacks and refocusing of priorities. Reorganization is an on-going activity.