Andrey Shaw - Senior Fellow, Immunology-Oncology, Research Biology

Andrey Shaw

Senior Fellow, Immunology-Oncology, Research Biology

Postdoc Mentor
"Being at Genentech is like drinking from a fire hose. You are surrounded by incredibly smart and capable people and resources that are unparalleled in academia or industry.
I hope to perform innovative science that impacts the treatment of patients."
Years at Genentech
Publications at Genentech
Awards & Honors

I joined Genentech after a 25 year career in academia as the Head of Immunology at Washington University and as an HHMI investigator. I got to know Genentech during a six-month sabbatical where I worked with the Oncology and Structural Biology groups studying protein kinases. I saw first hand the high quality of science that is performed at Genentech and how smart the people are and how well the company is organized both for innovative science and discovery and the implementation of discoveries to develop innovative and novel treatments. For someone like me, who has been interested in translating basic science to a better understanding and treatment of disease, I can’t think of a better place than Genentech. The opportunities at Genentech are so great, I didn’t hesitate to take the opportunity to join this company.

Post Doctoral Mentor
I consider that one of the most enjoyable and important parts of my job is training post-doctoral fellows and my trainees have gone on to careers in both academia and industry. I want my post-docs to work and think independently and to develop their own scientific styles. My philosophy is to craft projects that play to the strengths and interests of both the post-doc and me. Post-docs are the engine of new knowledge and discovery and are important part of the success of Genentech.

Featured Publication

Allosteric activation of functionally asymmetric RAF kinase dimers.

Cell 2013;154:1036-1046.

Hu J, Stites EC, Yu H, Germino EA, Meharena HS, Stork PJ, Kornev AP, Taylor SS, Shaw AS.