|About David Poorvin|
After 30 years of working in the pharmaceutical industry, I retired in
2004 and began a slightly less hectic career as a biotech/pharmaceutical consultant. In this new
phase of my professional life, I work with the biotech venture capital industry,
companies and also joined the board of directors of several biotech companies. This
new exposure with very early stage companies eventually led me to
co-found a start-up biotech company, Avaxia Biologics (www.avaxiabiologics.com),
which now involves most of my professional time. These various biotech/pharma
activities have happily kept my grey cells in good health and have given me many rewarding encounters
with creative entrepreneurs.
While the professional side of my life is very stimulating, I find that
working with wood gives me hours of enjoyment that are hard to match. Most
addictive is woodturning. I can work at the lathe for hours and not tire.
Lately, I have dabbled in amateur astronomy with a backyard telescope. The hours
spent at the telescope provides me with a deeper appreciation of the diversity
and enormity of the cosmos and enhance the awe I have for nature.
For those interested, the links on this page
will take you to a sampling of how I spend some of my time.
|Astronomy Picture Link|