Chairman, CEO, & Founder, Alexandria Real Estate Equities
Head of global research and development at Life Technologies
Chair, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute; Co-director, Center for Physiological Proteomics, The Scripps Research Institute
CEO of Foundry
Rebecca Dresser, a professor of law and ethics at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, had been teaching and writing for years about dealing with life-threatening diseases. Yet she found herself personally unprepared for the experience when was diagnosed with oral cancer. “Despite having more than a fair amount of experience talking about death and dying, I discovered I had conflicting values when trying to make my own treatment choices,” she said. “I thought I knew what to expect, but it’s so different when it’s you and not someone else.” More information is online here.