Welcome to Vital Science™

Life science is complicated, but its mission is simple – to create a safer, healthier future. This podcast tells the stories behind the science from the perspective of patients, scientists, employees, and advocates that have felt its impact.

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Every third week of the month we explore the stories behind the science. 


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Episode 00:
This is Vital Science

Join us as we explore the motivation and personal connection to the life sciences.
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Gina Mullane, Host

I studied microbiology and found my job here at Charles River right after college in The Boston Globe, back when you could find a job in the newspaper. Starting in our diagnostics lab, I quickly realized I wanted to get into the business end of science. I've held many different jobs here – from product management, to sales, and finally Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Global Marketing. Every day I wake up excited to learn about what's new in our business and how we're helping others.

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Chris Garcia, Host

I've been here for 15 years, starting in sales and moving to sales management. Now I'm the Director of Global Sales Operations. Graduating with a B.S. in Biology, I worked in the pathology and surgery department at the University of Illinois-Chicago, then Charles River reached out to me and my life took quite a turn. I’m captivated by the leaps and bounds that are being made to improve human health.

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