Regina Choy

  • Fellowship in 2011 at University of California, San Francisco
  • Scholarship in 2005 at University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Regina Choy received her Ph.D. in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley in 2011.  She was awarded the Croucher Scholarship to conduct her thesis research on understanding the molecular basis in Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis, in the laboratory of Lasker Award winner Professor Randy Schekman.  Dr. Choy then did her postdoctoral training at the University of California, San Francisco as a Croucher postdoctoral fellow in 2012-2013, and has successfully identified a novel mechanism of local delivery of signaling receptors in neurons.  She joined Genentech, a leading pharmaceutical company and a member of the Roche Group, as a senior research associate in 2013.  


At Genentech, Dr. Choy focuses on the discovery and development of novel therapeutic candidates and predictive biomarkers for various types of cancer.  With years of high-quality training in life science research supported by the Croucher Foundation, Dr. Choy hopes to make important contributions to help people who struggle with cancer everyday, and to perpetuate the philanthropy of our Founder Mr. Noel Croucher.