This is Dimitrios with Dr. James Dewey Watson, a legend of biomedicine, who is a Nobel Laureate for the discovery of the double helix of DNA. Dr. Watson was very interested to hear about Dimitrios studies related to metformin as a anticancer agent and to see the innovative structure of Dimitrios research center (Center for Systems Biomedicine at UCLA).
Dr. Watson is the one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA in 1953 with Francis Crick. Watson, Crick, and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material”.
Dr. Watson was intrigued by Dr. Iliopoulos’s novel approach to drug discovery, which combines the best features of university-based basic science research, hospital-based clinical research, and pharmaceutical-industry research to expedite the process.