Jacob Verghese, Ph.D., is an Account Executive at MacDougall Biomedical Communications in Munich. Jacob joined us in Spring 2017 with a scientific background in the areas of microbiology, oncology and neurodegenerative disease and is looking forward to applying both his scientific knowledge and abiding interest in communications and corporate branding to strategic communications for our clients, in particular those active in novel therapeutic approaches at the molecular level and technologies in the digital realm. Jacob’s experience in organizing workshops and finding creative ways to increase the visibility of academic departments and associations is evidence of his passion for connecting people through science. Prior to joining MBI, Jacob did postdoctoral training in biochemistry at the Max Planck Institute in Munich while embarking on learning German and delving into digital marketing. He also served as the presentation coach for students attending Ludwig Maximilian University’s Summer Research School in Munich. Jacob received his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from The University of Texas-M.D. Anderson Cancer Center’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in the US and has a B.Sc. in Zoology from Loyola College in India.
5 things you always wanted to know about Jacob:
How does Munich compare to Houston, Texas and where you grew up in India?
Munich literally shuts down at 8pm, except for restaurants and bars. Everything’s bigger in Texas. Period. In Chennai, India, crossing the street requires ‘ninja’ skills.
Do you own Lederhosen?
Not yet, but I’m wondering how they would look with Texan boots and a cowboy hat.
An unforgettable experience...
jumping out of a plane to skydive.
My first car...
was a ’93 Ford Explorer, an oldie but a goodie.
An item on my bucket list is...
snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef.