"I’m motivated by the opportunity to work with talented colleagues on the toughest scientific problems."
I joined Genentech in 2010 after completing my PhD at UC Berkeley with Prof. Dirk Trauner, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center with Prof. David Gin. My academic background in chemical biology and natural product total synthesis prepared me for the collaborative, multi-disciplinary team environment which is central to Genentech’s culture.
J Med Chem. 2016 Mar 24;59(6):2760-79.
My current role in the Discovery Chemistry department has been focused on developing small molecule drugs targeting ion channels within the neuroscience and immunology therapeutic areas. I am interested in studying the principles of drug design targeting membrane-bound enzymes and receptors, together with the physicochemical rules governing blood-brain barrier penetration.