"The opportunity to do innovative research to discover transformational therapies with talented, passionate scientists makes Genentech a special place."
I am a Director and Project Team Leader in our small molecule drug discovery group. I was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, and obtained my MSci and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from the University of Strathclyde. In 2005, I joined Professor K.C. Nicolaou’s laboratory at The Scripps Research Institute as a Fulbright scholar, before starting my industrial career in 2006 with AstraZeneca in their Respiratory and Inflammation group. At Genentech I'm excited by the opportunity to do leading-edge research with world class biologists and drug hunters every day.
J Med Chem. 2018 Mar 22;61(6):2227-2245.
Here, I have worked across four main disease areas – Immunology, Oncology, Infectious Disease, and Regenerative Medicine – with one of my key roles being the chemistry leader of the BTK project team. In addition to my work on therapeutic projects, I am interested in the development of molecular design and analysis tools, diverse hit-finding methods, and the use of chemical and genetic probes to study undrugged biological pathways.