Catherine Tachdjian, Ph.D.
Vice President, Chemistry
Dr. Tachdjian joined Senomyx on October 2003 as Director, Lead Optimization. She was appointed Senior Director, GPCR Chemistry in 2005; Executive Director, GPCR Chemistry in 2009. She was promoted to Vice President, Chemistry in January 2013. Dr. Tachdjian has worked as a medicinal/lead optimization chemist contributing to the development of novel molecules and leading top-performing discovery teams at several biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Tachdjian has co-authored more than 50 scientific publications and issued patents. She received her Ph.D in Chemistry in 1989 from the University of Paris Sud (France) conducting her research at the Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles (ICSN-CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette), followed by a postdoctoral appointment at Texas A&M University with Sir Derek Barton (Nobel Laureate).