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Vishva Dixit

Vice President, Physiological Chemistry

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"My mission is to further our knowledge of disease-related cellular signaling and to develop novel, high-impact therapeutics."
  • 17
    years at Genentech
  • 66
    publications (2009-14)
  • 11
    awards & honors

I came to Genentech in 1997 to be Director of Molecular Oncology because the position offered a great opportunity to turn the bench-side science I had been doing into therapeutics that could make a meaningful impact on the lives of cancer patients.

After 10 years of heading up Molecular Oncology, I decided to devote more of my efforts to basic research to study the biochemistry of components of signaling pathways that often go awry in disease. The newly formed Department of Physiological Chemistry will devote its energies to this quest. This is in keeping with the Genentech philosophy of pursing the best possible science in the pursuit of novel therapeutics that will meaningfully impact the lives of patients.



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