Linda received a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Arizona, Tucson, a M.S. in Toxicology from San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health, and a B.A. in Biological Sciences and Chemistry from the University of California Santa Barbara, College of Creative Studies.
Linda started out in the nursing field and once she finished her masters worked as a toxicologist in small pharma and a contract research organization. She then returned to school for her Ph.D. and is now working as the Associate Director of Quality Assurance for a mid sized pharmaceutical company. During that time she was in the Army reserve and was in charge of a 440 member hospital unit during peace time and was the Company Commander of a 40 person Medical Support unit deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Linda has been an active member of the Strategy Session Committee of AWIS, SD since 2007 and became the Secretary of the AWIS San Diego Chapter in Jan 2011.
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...
Tamera is an Intellectual Property attorney at the international law firm of Jones Day and earned her law degree from Georgetown University. Her legal practice includes domestic and foreign patent portfolio development, management and enforcement in all areas of biotechnology.Read more...
Marianna graduated with a B.S. from Tel-Aviv University , Israel and got her PhD from Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel in 2004. She also holds MSc in Science Management from Polytechnic University of New York.Read more...