Senior Director, Scientific Innovation, Consumer
Stephanie is the Senior Director, Scientific Innovation, Consumer at Johnson & Johnson Innovation, California. In this role, she will be responsible for identifying, nurturing and onboarding technical and strategic value assets in the Western part of North America for the Consumer sector as well as Cross-Sector opportunities.
Stephanie joined the New Ventures team at California Innovation Center in 2014 as the Director of New Ventures, bringing expertise in drug discovery and early clinical development, as well as business development and alliance management. Previously, Stephanie was at the University of California, San Francisco UCSF where she led business development efforts for the campus and built and led a one of the first formal alliance management teams found in an academic setting. Prior to this, Stephanie was Program Director for the UCSF Sandler Center for Drug Discovery and she also helped in the establishment and oversight of the UCSF Grand Multiple Myeloma Translational Initiative (GMMTI). Prior to joining UCSF, Dr. Robertson worked for over a decade at Exelixis, Inc., leading a computational biology team to serving as scientific project leader for drug discovery programs in cancer, cardiovascular disease and metabolism, project manager for early oncology clinical programs and leading alliance management for several programmatic collaborations with large pharma.
Stephanie earned an undergraduate degree in chemistry (Honors) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a PhD in chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley.