Credentials: PhD 1996
Dr. Valerie L. Gerlach is Associate Director of Medical Writing at Astellas. Previously, she held similar positions at Bristol Myers Squibb, Celgene, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Schering Plough, and CuraGen. Val enjoys seeing information on all the different types of drugs that the company is developing and has gained an appreciation for the hard work that goes into getting a new medicine approved. Prior to becoming a medical writer, Val was an NIH postdoctoral fellow with Errol Friedberg at Univ. of Texas Southwest Medical Center and a Senior Research Scientist at CuraGen Corporation.