RSVP for AWIS Palo Alto - Career Path and Leadership in Biotechnology Ann Lee-Karlon, PhD- Mon, March 12, 2012 @ PARC 7 PM

Ann Lee-Karlon, PhD, is Vice President of Portfolio Management and Operations in Genentech Research and Early Development (gRED). Ann leads Project Team Leadership and Project Management, with oversight for 40 drug development teams in gRED. She is also responsible for portfolio strategy and valuation and leads business operations for gRED, in partnership with Finance and other key corporate functions. Ann previously served as therapeutic head and Senior Director of the Project Team Leaders group at Genentech, which led project teams in early development through product launch and on the market. She also led the anti-CD20 programs (rituximab and ocrelizumab) for autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. Prior to Genentech, Ann worked in venture development at Eli Lilly, where she served on the founding team for Chorus, a new division created to accelerate early stage development. She has worked previously at a biotech in La Jolla (ATS) and interned at UBS investment bank in London. Ann holds an MBA from Stanford University, a BS in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley, and a PhD in Bioengineering from UC San Diego, where she was a National Science Foundation Fellow. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University College London as an NSF International Research Fellow. Ann currently serves on the national Board of Directors for the Association of Women in Science (AWIS), based in Washington, D.C. Schedule: 7:00-7:30 pm Networking Dinner 7:30-7:45 pm Announcements 7:45-9:00 pm Seminar Dinner will be served prior to the event, so join us for networking! You don’t need to be a member to attend. All scientists, students, and their friends are all welcome. Men too! Members pay $5 and non-members pay $10 at the door. Please RSVP by Jan 24th.
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