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Kelly Zhang

Distinguished Scientist and Director, Genentech

Qualities of an innovative thinker? I believe innovation happens at intersections. Collaborating with scientists from different disciplines helps me and my team to turn roadblocks into opportunities and come up with creative solutions.  

Picking a problem… Working in the pharmaceutical industry, my primary goal is to quickly deliver safe and effective medicines to patients. All of the problems I choose to tackle, no matter how big or small, center around this goal to make an impact on real world projects.

Missing from the toolbox? There is a lack of analytical technologies that can holistically characterize complex samples. Different technologies and sample preparations are required to characterize one sample, but each technology can only provide a piece of the information, and often the original sample gets disrupted or altered during sample preparation and/or the process of analysis. This is especially challenging when dealing with complex drug modalities. 

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The Top 100

This year we’ve returned to our Top 100 format for The Power List, showcasing the tremendous range of talent, ingenuity and leadership present across all corners of analytical science on a global scale.

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Top 50 most influential women

With three somewhat provocative Power Lists behind us (but certainly not forgotten), we once again forge ahead with our mission: to prove just how impactful and diverse our field is by sharing the passions, pivotal moments and predictions of brilliant scientists who continue to shape our future.

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