"My personal mission is to fully integrate development and translational efforts into the drug discovery and use the most contemporary approaches to bring new medicines to patients with an sense of urgency"
I joined Genentech in November of 2005 to build a Small Molecule Pharmaceutical Sciences group. Our group is responsible for delivering clinical supplies to the clinic and developing a robust and scalable manufacturing process, including the controls to ensure quality products for our patients. The Small Molecule Pharmaceutical Sciences group consists of three major disciplines: Process Chemistry, Formulation Development, and Analytical Development. We have created a unique CMC group that is fully integrated with drug discovery and fueled by an entrepreneurial culture.
I was attracted to Genentech because of their commitment to basic research, high quality science, and ability to translate this knowledge into drugs designed to meet patient needs. I am excited to be a part of the small molecule discovery and development effort and working with top scientists who share the same passion for innovation and sense of urgency.
Our current efforts are focused on delivering the pipeline and getting projects to key milestones in an efficient manner, while being ready to respond to data from clinical trials and accelerated development scenarios.
We have created a unique business model here at Genentech based on talented scientists who enjoy what they do, use science to drive decisions, and project teams as the central focus. We depend on each other to collectively progress projects from discovery, through clinical trials, and registration as a new drug. Over the life of a project, we may work with 100 people. Creating and fostering effective partnerships is a huge part of our success.
Success comes from the joining of peoples’ talents, their personal passions and dedication to developing drugs. Building an environment where these rare blends come together is what I strive for. Keeping this momentum takes dedication and a vision for the future, a place where new ideas get off the ground.