Melissa R. Junttila - Senior Scientist, Translational Oncology

Melissa R. Junttila

Senior Scientist, Translational Oncology

Postdoc Mentor
Years at Genentech
Awards & Honors

I started my lab at Genentech in 2010. This was immediately following a postdoctoral fellowship at UCSF, where I was working with murine models harboring functionally switchable proteins to assess, in vivo, the dependence of tumor initiation and maintenance on key oncogenes and tumor suppressors.

What attracted me to Genentech was the unique environment of extraordinary basic scientific discovery and research, combined with world-class translational expertise, truly bench-to-beside. The responsibility and opportunity to actively participate in improving the lives of patients drives the progress and innovation at Genentech. Such an environment provides both excitement and meaning to my research.

Featured Publication

Influence of tumour micro-environment heterogeneity on therapeutic response

Nature, 2013, ISSN: 0028-0836

Junttila M, de Sauvage F.