Darya Orlova - Senior Scientist, Cancer Immunology

Darya Orlova

Senior Scientist, Cancer Immunology

"Doing research at Genentech poses an exciting level up challenge for me as a scientist. I need to prove that my research is not only rigorous and novel enough to be published well, but it should be immediately practically useful."
3
Years at Genentech

Similar to academia, Genentech provides a unique opportunity to pursue the intellectually appealing, cutting-edge research problems. But doing research at Genentech poses an exciting level up challenge for me as a scientist. I need to prove that my research is not only rigorous and novel enough to be published well, but it should be immediately practically useful.

As part of Genentech's large scientific community, I lead a team of interdisciplinary scientists that aim to integrate concepts from physical/mathematical sciences with cell biology and immunology to promote drug target/biomarker discovery in cancer immunology.

Before joining Genentech, I spent a few years as a postdoc and then as an instructor at the Genetics Department, Stanford University. Over those several years, my research has largely been focused on the mathematical modeling of ligand-receptor interactions, and on the development of statistical methods and software tools for performing computationally efficient and robust analysis of high-dimensional data.