Christian Gampe - Director, Discovery Chemistry, Drug Discovery

Christian Gampe

Director, Discovery Chemistry, Drug Discovery

"At Genentech, a culture of academic rigor is supported by a world-class drug discovery infrastructure, creating the perfect environment to discover transformational therapies for patients."
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I am a trained synthetic chemist turned medicinal chemist and life scientist with special interest in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.

I grew up in Bavaria and studied chemistry at the University of Wuerzburg. After earning my PhD degree at the ETH Zurich, I carried out postdoctoral research at Harvard University and began my career as medicinal chemist at Novartis in Cambridge, MA, in 2013. In 2020, I joined the Discovery Chemistry Department at Genentech and have been supporting the drug discovery efforts within the Immunology Department as Senior Scientist and Chemistry Team Leader.

Featured Publication

"Curse or Cure? A Perspective on the Developability of Aldehydes as Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients"

J. Med. Chem., 2020, 63, 14357–14381.

Gampe, C. M.; Verma. V. A.