Piper Promotes: ISP seminar with Dr. Wendy Young (Genentech)

On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 from 4-5 pm, Iota Sigma Pi, the national honors society for women in chemistry, is kicking off their seminar series with Dr. Wendy Young. Dr. Young is the Associate Director of Discovery Chemistry at Genentech and her talk is entitled “From Then to Now: Lessons Along the Way.”

Dr. Young has a B.S. from Wake Forest University, a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Princeton University, and did her Post-Doctoral work as an American Cancer Society Post-Doctoral Fellow at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Young is the author of over 25 peer reviewed papers. She started at Genentech in 2006 in her current role, which directs a team of medicinal chemists toward the development of small molecule drug candidates for immunology and oncology applications.

Iota Sigma Pi is a national honors society for women in chemistry and was founded at Berkeley, the Hydrogen Chapter, in 1902. The organization highlights the accomplishments of female chemists through their awards and promotes friendship and mentorship of female chemists of all levels. This year, the Hydrogen Chapter had three national award winners- Professor Michelle Chang (Agnes Fay Morgan Research Award), graduate student Leah Rubin (Members-at-Large Re-Entry Award), and undergraduate student Kaitlyn Weeber (Gladys Anderson Emerson Scholarship). The 2014 National Triennial Convention will be hosted by the Hydrogen Chapter in Berkeley.

All are welcome to the Dr. Wendy Young seminar and there will be a reception following the seminar at 5:15 in Tan 775. Please direct questions to Rebecca Murphy, President of Iota Sigma Pi- Hydrogen Chapter at iotasigmapi@gmail.com

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