Shana Sturla

Shana Sturla received a B.S. (Chemistry) in 1996 from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D. (Organic Chemistry) in 2001 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she worked under the direction of Stephen Buchwald. Under the guidance of Stephen Hecht, she was a postdoctoral fellow of the National Cancer Institute and of the American Chemical Society at the University of Minnesota Cancer Center, and in 2004 became an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota. Her work there was recognized with an NIH Career Development Award and, as a Dominican American, she received an American Association for Cancer Research Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award. In 2009, she joined the faculty of the ETH Zurich, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, as Associate Professor with tenure and received a European Research Council Grant, a prestigious award supporting frontier research in all disciplines. She received the 2014 Young Investigator Award for Chemical Research in Toxicology, and in 2015 was promoted to Full Professor of Toxicology at the ETH, and became Vice President of the Swiss Society of Toxicology. The main goal of her research is to understand the chemical basis of mutagenesis and toxicity. Her lab delineates relationships between chemical structures, enzyme-catalyzed chemical transformations, and cellular responses to environmental and dietary toxicants and cancer drugs. She has served the TOXI division in various ways from organizing sessions to member-at-large to serving as the program chair in 2011 and 2012; She is a member of the Chemical Research in Toxicology editorial advisory board, has been a guest editor for Systems Toxicology issues.

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