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PhD with strong scientific, leadership and interpersonal skills

Location:
San Francisco, CA, 94065
Posted:
August 23, 2012

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HAN LI

*** ***** ******, ******* ****, CA *****

u5nwxg@r.postjobfree.com

650-***-**** (m)

U.S. Citizen

SUMMARY

• Ph.D. with expertise in cell biology, biochemistry, oncology and high-throughput drug discovery

assay development

• Business acumen developed through working with startup companies and contributing to several

business plans and VC pitches

• Skilled at managing multiple projects and leading projects through complete lifecycle

• Worked on an interdisciplinary team of chemists, biologists and clinicians to develop, pilot and test a

novel oncology investigational mechanism

• Involved in an ongoing academia and industry collaborative cancer drug target development project

• Fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO, San Francisco, CA

Ph.D., Biochemistry and Cell Biology 2011

• Thesis work: Investigation of the signaling mechanism of mammalian endoplasmic reticulum stress

sensor IRE1 and its implication in cancer

• Received UCSF Graduate Dean’s Fellowship

• Awarded 3-year National Science Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship (1 of 900 nationwide)

• Named Genentech Scholar in 2009 (1 of 3 in the Bay Area)

UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON, Scranton, PA

B.S., Biochemistry and Biomathematics, Summa Cum Laude 2005

• Received Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship for summer internship at University of

Pittsburgh and NIH funding for summer internship at Washington University in St. Louis

• Performed independent research for Senior Honors Project to investigate the role of Protein

Phosphatase 2A (PP2A) in neurodegeneration

• Received 4-year Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Scholarship

• Awarded Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship (1 of 300 nationwide)

• Selected as a member of All-USA academic team (1 of 50 nationwide)

PROFESSIONAL AND LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

GENENTECH, INC., DISCOVERY ONCOLOGY, South San Francisco, CA

Postdoctoral Research Fellow 2011-present

• Dissecting metabolic stress induced cell death and its implications in cancers

Community Outreach and Education Co-Chair, NextGen

• Facilitate and organize outreach and education opportunities for NextGen members to get involved

with community and philanthropic projects

• Serve as the point of contact for internal and external organizations seeking volunteer partnership

with NextGen members

• Served on 2012 Genentech Girl Geek Dinner planning committee and solicited high-profile speakers

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY EXTENSION

Certificate program in project management 2012-present

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MCKINSEY & COMPANY 2009

Participant, Insight Engineering and Science Program

• Selected through a rigorous application and interview process (1 of 50 nationwide)

• Worked with other advance degree candidates and McKinsey consultants on real-life healthcare and

technology consulting cases

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO, San Francisco, CA

Consultant, QB3 New Venture Consulting Services 2008-2009

• Contributed to business plan development and market analyses for 3 academic spin-outs in oncology

and infectious diseases arenas

• Conducted interviews with Key Opinion Leaders

• Pitched proposals to clients and venture capitalists

Participant, Idea to IPO course 2009

• Worked with a team of scientists from diverse backgrounds and developed a business plan for a

startup lung cancer diagnostic service company

• Presented the business plan to a panel of venture capitalists

Organizer, Business Club at UCSF ( >150 members) 2009-2011

• Organized 8 monthly seminars per year for UCSF graduate students and post-doctoral scholars by

inviting speakers from a variety of career fields/industries beyond academia (50-100 attendees per

meeting)

• Organized resume and career workshops and discussion panels to help members prepare for their job

searches and interviews

Publicity Director, Public Affairs Director, UCSF Graduate Students Association 2008-2011

• Worked with students, faculty and staff on organizing and publicizing campus activities

• Assisted UCSF alumni in improving graduate students’ education and career development as well as

helping to build a better relationship between alumni and current students

• Organized annual Career Research Day and Alumni-Student Dinner for 3 years

UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON, Scranton, PA 2004-2005

Student Organizer, University of Scranton Medical Alumni Service Trip to Haiti

• Organized fund raising and medical device donations from local hospitals (total >$50,000)

• Worked with American and Haitian physicians to improve Hospital Lumière’s healthcare system

• Collected books and clothes donations for local Haitian schools

PUBLICATIONS AND PATENTS

• Li H, Korennykh AV, Behrman SL, Walter P. “Mammalian endoplasmic reticulum stress sensor IRE1

signals by dynamic clustering.” PNAS, 2010 Sep 14;107(37):16113-8.

• Lin JH, Li H, Yasumura D, Cohen HR, Zhang C, Panning B, Shokat KM, Lavail MM, Walter P.

“IRE1 signaling affects cell fate during the unfolded protein response.” Science, 2007 Nov 9;318

(5852):944-9

• Lin JH, Li H, Zhang YH, Ron D, Walter P. “Divergent effects of PERK and IRE1 signaling on cell

viability.” PLoS One, 2009;4(1):34170

• Hollien J, Lin JH, Li H, Stevens N, Walter P, Weissman JS. “Regulated Ire1-dependent decay of

messenger RNAs in mammalian cells.” JCB, 2009 Aug 10;186(3):323-31

• Korennykh AV, Walter P, Li H, Dar A, Shokat K. International Patent Application (PCT) Case No.

SF2009-147-1



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