Katherine Chu, PhD

Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
Dissertation Title: 
“Predicting Oral Absorption: Relationship between Fraction Absorbed and Melting Point”

Year Graduated: 2009
Scientist I, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, San Francisco Bay Area

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I am currently a Scientist I at Onyx Pharmaceuticals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Onyx Pharmaceuticalsis a research based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative cancer drugs to improve the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases.
I am involved in a number of projects at different stages of development and I am a project specific, CMC subteam representative for my group. My main responsibilities include material characterization and its related instrumentation, preformulation development, formulation development, tech transfer and scale-up at contract manufacturing organizations, analyzing data, presenting data, and writing and reviewing reports.

1. Chu, K.A. and Yalkowsky, S.H. An interesting relationship between drug absorption and melting point. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 373 (2009) 24-40.
2. Chu, K.A. and Yalkowsky, S.H. Predicting Aqueous Solubility: The Role of Crystallinity. Current Drug Metabolism, 10 (2010) 1184-1191.
Originally posted: August 22, 2014
Last updated: October 8, 2015
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