The Good Guys
Yash’s closest friend and colleague is Dmitry Zhukov, M.D. Ph.D. Dr. Zhukov was born in Astrakhan, Soviet Russia, in 1989, and grew up in the shitfest that was Yeltsin Russia. The two men met at Rutgers; Dr. Zhukov was also pursuing his Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Science when Dr. Patel was, and the two men bonded over it. Dr. Zhukov joined the experimental drug team at Novartis after completing his Ph.D, and agreed to join Operon when Dr. Patel started the company. The two have worked hand in hand in trying to cure Alzheimer’s, and share much in common. Dr. Zhukov is relatively quiet, speaks with a Russian accent, and believes strongly in the power of analysis and science to fix the world.