A career “drug hunter,” Dr. Kiefer has more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in structure-based drug design. He is currently Principal Scientist and Associate Director of Structural Biology at Genentech, leading a team of scientists focused on drug design and structural underpinnings of fundamental biology. His work has contributed to multiple molecules that entered clinical trials. His research interests span DNA replication, gene transcription, and signaling pathways. Dr. Kiefer received a PhD in Biochemistry from Duke University and Bachelor’s Degrees in Biology and French from Indiana University.