Jessica Saunders is a Research Officer within the Chem-Analytical Section of the Centre for Drug Candidate Optimisation. Jessica's career is driven by a love of pharmacology and a desire to work on the not for profit side of drug development. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne and worked at the Australian Venom Research Unit before joining the CDCO in 2005. Jessica's role involves generating and analyzing a variety of biological samples by LCMS. Career highlights include working on the Centre's cancer and malaria projects. Outside of work Jessica enjoys reading and taking her dog for long walks.