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Marge Winkler

Marge Winkler

Marge Winkler
V.P. of US Biologics Technical Development
(retired)
Genentech, Inc.

  • Ph.D. Bioinorganic Chemistry – University at Buffalo
  • B.S. Chemistry – University at Buffalo

Professional Experience

Marjorie Winkler graduated summa cum laude from the University at Buffalo in 1975 with a BS in chemistry. She went on to study Bioinorganic Chemistry at the University at Buffalo, and was awarded her PhD in 1980. After completing a postdoctoral assignment as an NIH Fellow at MIT and Stanford, she joined the biotechnology company, Genentech in 1982 as a research protein chemist. In 1989, Dr. Winkler joined the Process Development department as a Senior Scientist, and held positions of increasing responsibility in both Process Development and Manufacturing for the next 24 years. In 2010 Dr. Winkler was named the Vice President of US Biologics Technical Development, where she was responsible for all aspects of cell culture and purification development, formulation development device development and assay development for pharmaceutically active proteins discovered by the Genentech Research and Early Development group from discovery through to worldwide licensure and commercial production. Dr. Winkler retired from Genentech in 2013.

Dr. Winkler received the Outstanding Alumni Award, College of Arts and Sciences, University at Buffalo in 2005, and the Clifford C. Furnas Memorial Award, University at Buffalo in 2009. She is a member of the University at Buffalo Dean’s Advisory Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, University at Buffalo, and is a member of the Gift Stewardship Committee, University at Buffalo Foundation.