Wendy B. YoungPhD
Wendy Young, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President of Small Molecule Drug Discovery at Genentech in San Francisco, CA. She received a BA/MS degree in chemistry under Huw Davies at Wake Forest University, a Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1993 under the guidance of E.C. Taylor, and thereafter was a postdoctoral fellow at MSKCC with Samuel Danishefsky.
Prior to Genentech, Wendy led discovery efforts at Axys/Celera for 10 years. In 2015, Wendy was recognized by the San Francisco Business Times as one of San Francisco Bay Area’s “Most Influential Business Women of 2015.” In 2017, Wendy was elected and served as the Chair of the National ACS Medicinal Chemistry Division, in 2018 was an ACS Fellows Awardee, and in 2020 will be awarded the National ACS Earle B. Barnes Award for Leadership in Chemical Research Management.