Department of Chemistry Seminar: “Medicinal Chemistry in Industrial Drug Discovery,” Rachel Nishimura ’09

April 17, 2018 Add to Calendar

11 a.m.–12 p.m.


Galileo Hall, Pryne
240 Platt Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711


Kimberly Young


Rachel Nishimura '09
Medicinal Chemist at The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Chemistry alumna Rachel Nishimura will discuss her career at The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. Janssen Research & Development is united and energized by one mission: to discover and develop innovative medicines and solutions that transform individuals’ lives and solve the most important unmet medical needs of our time.

Nishimura is a medicinal chemist at Janssen Research & Development, LLC in La Jolla, California. She received a B.S. in chemistry from Harvey Mudd College, where she worked on the green and biomimetic synthesis of natural products. She was a chemist at the Synthetic Natural Gas Plant of Hawaii Gas before joining Janssen in 2010. Her research is focused on small-molecule programs in immunology, and she is a co-inventor on 13 patent applications. She has been a member of the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable since 2014.