Exelixis Pharmaceutical Inc.
San Francisco, California
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M.Sc. - The Ohio State University, 1997
Area of emphasis: Horticulture
"With the extensive training in the field of Molecular Biology during my graduate study, I was among the top candidates who were hired by Agriculture Research Center of American Home Products Corporation, Princeton, New Jersey in 1999,” says Linda Zhang
. “As a Molecular Biologist in the Functional Genomics Research group, I standardized all the procedures to generate cDNA microarray chips and played a key role in running the microarray facility. Due to the extensive research experience and excellent job performance, I was selected to serve in the company's research task force team and was awarded a special promotion within six months after joining the company."
"I left American Home Products to join Exelixis Pharmaceutical Inc., San Francisco, CA in 2000. Exelisis is a leading genomics-based drug discovery company focused on product development through its expertise in comparative genomics and model system genetics. I am in charge of developing and optimizing high throughput RNAi system for screening of novel drugs targeting for Alzheimer disease."
"I truly believe that my professional success originated from the solid background and training I received at the Ohio State University in the field of Molecular Biology. The work that I am doing brings me great satisfaction because I contribute to the cure of Alzheimer, a diseases that affected a great number of Americans and million of other people throughout the world."