|Kristina Schimmelpfeng Henthorn|
Kristina Schimmelpfeng Henthorn
Chair of 2012 Gala committee and Website committee co-chair
Kristina Schimmelpfeng Henthorn received her Ph.D. in developmental biology and neuroscience from the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany in 2000.
She then moved to San Diego to pursue her postdoctoral training in Dr. Lawrence Goldstein's laboratory at UCSD where she focused on understanding the role of axonal transport in maintaining neuronal polarity using Drosophila melanogaster as a model system. She also collaborated in a study of Amyloid Precursor Protein (APP) function in axonal transport and APP transcriptional target identification in the fly and tissue culture systems using RNA interference.
In 2008 Kristina became Principal Scientist at RGo Bioscience where she was investigating siRNA/peptide nanoparticle delivery technologies in vitro and in vivo until the company was acquired by Pfizer in late 2011. Since 2012 Kristina is working as Principal Scientist at RetroVirox Inc, developing anti-viral assays.
Nurith grew up in Germany and, after a semester-long stint in California during her junior year of high school, moved to the US permanently at 20 years of age. She received her B.S. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, with a minor in Cultural and Social Anthropology. She then completed her Ph.D. in Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego, with a dissertation on modeling cognitive deficits with relevance to schizophrenia in rodents.Read more...
Public Relations Co-Chair
Lisa Fong received her B.S. in Bioengineering from Syracuse University. After braving the cold weather in Upstate New York, she packed up and moved to warm and sunny San Diego.Read more...
President of AWIS San Diego Chapter and 2013 WIST co-chair
Dorothy earned a B.S. at the University of Southern California in 1988 and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology & Genetics from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1994. Dorothy has been conducting research in the fields ofRead more...