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Melissa Starovasnik

Vice President, Protein Sciences

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"Our exceptionally bright colleagues inspire creativity and success, motivated by a shared desire to discover important medicines that will make a real difference for patients"
  • 22
    years at Genentech
  • 13
    publications (2009-14)
  • 3
    awards & honors

I was drawn to pursue research at Genentech, first as a postdoc in 1993 and later as a scientist in 1995, because of the exciting and top-quality science being conducted in a fun collaborative manner. My role has evolved and expanded significantly over the years, where in addition to pursuing science and departmental leadership, I also served as head of Research Operations from 2008-2012, in which I oversaw all operational activities for the >1300-member research organization. As Vice President, Protein Sciences, I am now responsible for all protein therapeutics discovery at Genentech overseeing the departments of Antibody Engineering, Protein Chemistry, and Structural Biology, while serving on the Research Leadership Team and Research Review Committee. I am privileged to work with outstanding scientists throughout the organization to bring forward therapeutic candidates with the goal to transform medicine and help patients.

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