Aparna obtained her Ph.D. in Integrative Biology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She was a postdoctoral researcher at the Moores UCSD Cancer Center before joining Gen-Probe, Inc. in 2007 where she is a Senior Scientist (Product Development). Aparna has been an active
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...
Member-at-large and 2013 WIST co-chair
Grace Nakayama, Ph.D. has over 12 years R&D experience in the life sciences industry. Currently, she is managing two oncology programs in clinical development stages as a Program Manager at Biogen Idec. Previously, she led and contributed to early stage drug discovery projects as a Senior Principal Scientist at Pfizer La Jolla.Read more...
Strategy Session Co-Chair
Beth earned her Ph.D. in chemical biology from The Rockefeller University in 2009. Her thesis work focused on the study of quorum sensing mechanisms in S. aureus.Read more...