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Man-Wah Tan - Senior Director & Staff Scientist, Infectious Diseases

Man-Wah Tan

Senior Director & Staff Scientist, Infectious Diseases

Postdoc Mentor
Staff Scientist
"Interactions between microbes and their hosts are central to both health and disease."
10
Years at Genentech
24
Publications
16
Awards & Honors

Prior to joining Genentech in 2010, I was an Associate Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. I was drawn to Genentech because of its focus on discovering and developing novel medicines through the use of cutting-edge science in a highly collaborative and goal-oriented environment. This is aligned with my passion in translating basic discoveries and understanding of microbial physiology and host-microbe interactions into novel medicine for patients with serious and life-threatening diseases. In addition to supervising research in my laboratory, I am responsible for setting research strategies, cross-functional coordination and oversight on target, drug discovery and development programs, as well as business development opportunities in infectious diseases and the microbiome.

Postdoctoral Mentor

I am passionate about the mentoring and developing future generation of scientific leaders. I have had the opportunity to mentor several highly talented postdoctoral scholars during my tenure at Stanford and am delighted to have the opportunity to continue this passion at Genentech. Genentech’s postdoctoral fellows have the unique opportunity to perform high quality basic research while gaining valuable exposure to drug discovery and development.

PUBLICATION LIST

Featured Publication

Optimized arylomycins are a new class of Gram-negative antibiotics

Nature 2018, 561: 189–194

Peter A. Smith, Michael F. T. Koehler, Hany S. Girgis, Donghong Yan, Yongsheng Chen, Yuan Chen, James J. Crawford, Matthew R. Durk, Robert I. Higuchi, Jing Kang, Jeremy Murray, Prasuna Paraselli, Summer Park, Wilson Phung, John G. Quinn, Tucker C. Roberts, Lionel Rougé, Jacob B. Schwarz, Elizabeth Skippington, John Wai, Min Xu, Zhiyong Yu, Hua Zhang, Man-Wah Tan & Christopher E. Heise