"I am really excited by the opportunity to use the most advanced technologies to understand mechanisms of disease and target them for the benefit of our patients"
I hold a PhD in Biochemistry and I trained as a postdoctoral fellow at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg (Germany). During my postdoc, I developed mass spectrometry-based proteomic approaches to answer fundamental questions in the fields of structural and systems biology. Before joining Genentech, I ran an academic lab for eight years studying molecular mechanisms of brain and stem cell aging. I am excited to contribute my expertise in studying complex biological processes towards Genentech’s goal of understanding and treating age-related and other diseases.
Throughout my career, I had the opportunity to collaborate with exceptional trainees and postdoctoral fellows that shaped and inspired our research program. I deeply enjoy the energy, diversity and innovative ideas that young scientists bring to research teams. Genentech offers a unique opportunity for postdoctoral fellow to train in cutting edge science, while experiencing what it takes to develop impactful medicines. The collaborative spirit and multidisciplinary nature of projects together with a dedicated mentoring program represent a unique environment to foster the next generation of science leaders.
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My lab develops and applies technologies to study how alterations of the proteome (the complete list of protein constituents of the cell) contribute to the onset of disease. With a particular focus on age-related diseases, we strive to derive causal models of disease to identify targets for future therapies. Our work is collaborative by nature and we typically integrate different model systems and technologies in highly multidisciplinary projects.