April 17, 2018
11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Galileo Hall, Pryne
240 Platt Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711
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.