Genentech Graduate Student Symposium in Chemical Research

Genentech is pleased to share an exciting opportunity for outstanding 4th year Ph.D. graduate students from U.S. universities in the fields of organic synthesis, chemical biology, and computational chemistry.

Our annual Graduate Student Symposium in Chemical Research recognizes promising young scientists while highlighting career opportunities in pharmaceutical research and development.

The two-day program, scheduled for April 2023 will be hosted jointly by the departments of Discovery and Process Chemistry.

Dr. Dan Sutherlin, Senior Vice President, Small Molecule Drug Discovery; Dr. Tim Heffron, Vice President, Small Molecule Discovery Chemistry; Dr. Francis Gosselin, Executive Director, Small Molecule Process Chemistry.

The two-day event will include:

  • Research award symposium, including talks from award recipients and Genentech scientists
  • Keynote seminar from a leading early-career chemistry professor
  • Distinguished Career Lecture from an eminent professor
  • Tour of the Genentech South San Francisco research laboratories
  • Social/networking activities
  • Honorarium for award recipients

Apply Today:

Interested 4th year graduate students from U.S. universities are encouraged to submit a CV and short (1-3 pages) research summary here.

Applications should be submitted as a single PDF document with identifying name and institution in the file description (example: “Surname-Firstname-Institution”).

Applications for 2023 must be received by December 31, 2022 for consideration.

Finalists will be contacted in January 2023 and awardees will be notified in March for the spring symposium (April 24-25, 2023). For more information, please email [email protected].

Genentech thanks and congratulates the 2022 symposium participants!

2022 Graduate Student Awardees

  • Katherine Forbes, Jacobsen Lab, Harvard
  • Kerry Jones, Sarpong Lab, Berkeley
  • Andre Sanchez, Maimone Lab, Berkeley
  • Elton Kativhu, Morken Lab, Boston College
  • Holly Vickery, Arkin Lab, UCSF
  • Jason Ma, Hartwig Lab, Berkeley
  • Elissa Fink, Shoichet Lab, UCSF
  • Dylan Holst, Wickens Lab, UW-Madison
  • Katherine Forbes, Jacobsen Lab, Harvard

  • Kerry Jones, Sarpong Lab, Berkeley

  • Andre Sanchez, Maimone Lab, Berkeley

  • Elton Kativhu, Morken Lab, Boston College

  • Holly Vickery, Arkin Lab, UCSF

  • Jason Ma, Hartwig Lab, Berkeley

  • Elissa Fink, Shoichet Lab, UCSF

  • Dylan Holst, Wickens Lab, UW-Madison