Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
RNAi
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Susan Desmond-Hellmann Elected as HHMI Trustee

Published: Thursday, November 08, 2012
Last Updated: Thursday, November 08, 2012
Bookmark and Share
Desmond-Hellmann becomes one of 11 Trustees of the Institute.

Susan D. Desmond-Hellmann, M.D., M.P.H., chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), has been elected a Trustee of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

She becomes one of 11 Trustees of the Institute, a medical research organization dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge in the life sciences.

Desmond-Hellmann, 55, became chancellor of UCSF in 2009. She is also the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor at UCSF.

An oncologist and renowned biotechnology leader, she spent 14 years at Genentech, serving as president of product development from 2004 to 2009.

In that role, she was responsible for Genentech’s pre-clinical and clinical development, process research and development, business development, and product portfolio management.

During her tenure, Desmond-Hellmann led efforts to bring a number of breakthrough cancer medicines, including Herceptin for breast cancer, to the marketplace.

Prior to joining Genentech, she was associate director of clinical cancer research at Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute, where she was the project team leader for the cancer-fighting drug Taxol.

Desmond-Hellmann is board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. She holds a B.S. in pre-medicine and a medical degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, and a master’s degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley.

She completed her clinical training at UCSF, where she has served as associate adjunct professor of epidemiology and biostatistics. She also spent two years studying HIV and cancer at the Uganda Cancer Institute.

Desmond-Hellmann is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. She was named Woman of the Year in 2006 by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association and inducted into the Biotech Hall of Fame in 2007.

In 2009, Forbes magazine named Desmond-Hellman one of the world’s seven most powerful innovators. She was one of Fortune magazine’s “50 most powerful women in business” in 2001 and from 2003 to 2008.

In December 2010, Desmond-Hellmann was appointed to the Board of Procter & Gamble. In January 2009, she joined the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Economic Advisory Council for a three-year term.

In July 2008, she was appointed to the California Academy of Sciences board of trustees and, in 2012, to the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation's board of directors.


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,300+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 4,900+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Protein Nanocages Could Improve Drug Design and Delivery
HHMI scientists have designed and built 10 large protein icosahedra that are similar to viral capsids that carry viral DNA.
Monday, July 25, 2016
A Crisper View of DNA-Snipping Enzyme
HHMI scientists have created a portrait of a DNA-snipping protein called Cas9, a powerful research tool used in many labs for genome editing.
Saturday, February 08, 2014
Crash-Test Reveals DNA Traffic Control
Researchers have discovered that when DNA-copying enzymes run head-on into oncoming traffic, they kick the obstacles out of their way.
Friday, January 29, 2010
New Strategy Reveals Targets for MicroRNA Gene Regulation
Researchers use HITS-CLIP technique to map the binding points of scores of different microRNAs throughout a genome in living mouse or human tissue.
Friday, June 19, 2009
New Studies Reveal Broad, Hidden Network that Lets Tumors Thrive
Howard researchers identify potential new drug targets for cancers long deemed “untouchable” due to the type of genetic mutation they contain.
Monday, June 01, 2009
Scientists Find RNA Surprises in Listeria Bacteria
HHMI scientists studies the molecular mechanisms that transform Listeria monocytogenes from a harmless soil-dweller to a dangerous human pathogen.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Scientists Discover How UV Radiation Causes Cells to Die to Avoid Cancer Damage
Scientists identify the built-in safety mechanism that forces cells damaged by UV radiation to commit suicide to avoid harmful mutations.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Monitoring Cell-Wide Protein Production with Ribosome Profiling
Researchers developed a tool that can capture and quantify protein synthesis; providing a new way to take a “protein census” of living cells.
Monday, February 16, 2009
RNA Interference Knocks Down Prion Genes in Livestock
The strategy might be used to protect animals against influenza or foot-and-mouth disease.
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Scientific News
Breast Cancer Cells Found To Switch Molecular Characteristics
Spontaneous interconversion between HER2-positive and HER2-negative states could contribute to progression, treatment resistance in breast cancer.
Some Breast Cancer Patients With Low Genetic Risk Could Skip Chemotherapy
Genetic test can help predict survival and guide treatment options.
Symmetry is Key to Collagen
Researchers describe how symmetry may be the key to growing collagen fibres outside the body.
Lose Weight, Escape the Eight: Weight-Based Cancer Risk
IARC has identified eight additional cancer sites linked to overweight and obesity.
Unravelling the Metastatic Mechanism of Melanoma
Research has uncovered the mechanism of melanoma spreading; the findings could lead to a cure for the disease.
Gene Therapy Via Ultrasound
Research into a gene therapy approach called sonoporation could help combat heart disease and cancer.
Novel MRI Technique Distinguishes Healthy Prostate Tissue from Cancer
The UTSW researchers have determined that glucose stimulates release of the zinc ions from inside epithelial cells, which they could then track on MRIs.
Precision Nanobots Target Cancerous Tumours
Researchers achieve breakthrough toward redefining anti-cancer drug administration using nanorobotics.
PARP Proteins Explore Therapeutic Targets in Cancer
Researchers at UTSW have identified a previously unknown role of a certain class of proteins that opens the door to explore therapeutic targets in cancer and other disease.
Novel Therapeutic Approach for Blood Disorders
Gene editing of human blood-forming stem cells mimics a benign genetic condition that helps to overcome sickle cell disease and other blood disorders.
SELECTBIO

SELECTBIO Market Reports
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,300+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,900+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!