Drug Discovery Former Merck exec to head Texas medicine institute | GenomeWeb

At a time in his life when many peers would have been focusing on scoring the best tee times, Thomas Caskey found himself plotting the next stage of his career. In 2000, Caskey was president of the Merck Genome Research Institute and two years away from the company's mandatory retirement age of 65. "I thought, ‘Well, I need to be moving on to a new situation,'" he recalls.

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