Fishman M. 2012. Changing the practice of medicine: an interview with Mark Fishman. Interview by Sarah Allan. Disease models & mechanisms. 5(3):296-8. Pubmed: 22566557 DOI:10.1242/dmm.009936


Mark Fishman has served as President of the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) since 2002, and in a former academic role was among the first to develop the zebrafish system for studying development and disease. Here, he recalls what it was like to ride the first real wave of zebrafish research, discusses industry-academia collaborations and provides a current perspective on drug development.

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Mark C. Fishman’s group studies the heart-brain connection. They employ a range of genetic, developmental, and neurobiological tools in zebrafish to understand what the heart tells the brain, and how critical internal sensory systems adjust homeostatic and somatic behaviors, including social interactions.

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