Shiva was born in Iran and moved to the United States when she was 7 years old. Currently leading a group responsible for in vitro pharmacology support of all small molecule oncology programs at Genentech, Shiva also oversees all high-throughput screening efforts – a role of large responsibility and high impact. She has had a lifelong passion for science, and can’t wait to get to work each day. "I like to foster an environment where people feel part of a team and have a strong sense of ownership for their projects. That’s how you inspire their best work."
Science requires a commitment and a follow-through and we’re just now seeing our breakthroughs being translated and delivered to patients and we can’t stop there because we’re not done yet. We have to not just improve patient’s lives because we hope to cure patients.