Melissa is an engineer in Genentech’s Late Stage Cell Culture department, which is responsible for developing, characterizing, validating and transferring cell culture processes for the production of therapeutic proteins. Melissa joined Genentech in 2004 after receiving B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University and recently transitioned to a management role in late 2009. Last fall she hit her six-year mark and spent her first sabbatical traveling in Europe.