Why this work, what drew you to it … The greatest perk we have as scientists at Abbott, is we can purchase any scientific article that interests us (obviously related to our work). I don't ever want to stop learning and I quickly realized I would have that opportunity here. Nutrition and biochemistry are my greatest fascination. This is what I would be spending my time reading about if I did not work here. Is this work?
Your proudest professional moment … My doctoral dissertation. The process is a bit grueling, any question under the realm of biochemistry was game, it was a monumental jumping off point.
When you're not Dr. Weiler, for fun Mary likes to … I love gardening and horticulture, hiking, mountain biking, alpine climbing and skiing or doing anything outdoors especially in the mountains.
Your dreams for the future … To make a meaningful difference in our understanding of how nutrition impacts health, especially in the maternal space; advances will have a generational impact.
Best advice you ever heard … There are 3 things in life that are never worth chasing because they are relative descriptors that impact our feeling of self-worth; beauty, intelligence and wealth. There will always be someone who has more, so never worry about how much of them you have. Comparison is the thief of joy!
Thanks for joining us. Any closing thoughts? Give 100% and expect 0% in return, it always leads to surprising results.