About age 16, pondering his future, Evripidis (Evris) Gavathiotis decided he wanted to work as a chemist in drug discovery. It was personal. Growing up in Greece, he had witnessed his mother suffer from a chronic condition with periods of misery, unrelieved by medication. When mother and son talked about his career choice, she suggested he become a doctor.
"Doctors just take care of one person at a time," Gavathiotis remembers telling her. "I want to work on a massive scale. I want to try to cure everyone. I want to become a scientist, not a …Find out More »