The recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, she earned her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in microbiology and immunology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Dr. Ju earned her B.A. summa cum laude in 1974 from the University of California at Berkeley, where she was valedictorian and inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.
"I am pleased that this award also gives much-deserved attention to Roche and its support of women scientists," said Dr. Ju. "Many biomedical scientists choose to go into academia, but I made an active decision to join the pharmaceutical industry. What better use is there for my scientific training, knowledge and background than to participate in discovering and developing drugs that can help people?"
Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. (Roche), based in Nutley, N.J., is the U.S.
pharmaceuticals headquarters of the Roche Group, one of the world's leading
research-oriented healthcare groups with core businesses in pharmaceuticals
and diagnostics. For more than 100 years in the U.S., Roche has been
committed to developing innovative products and services that address
prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, thus enhancing people's
health and quality of life. An employer of choice, in 2007 Roche was named
Top Company of the Year by Med Ad News, one of the Top 20 Employers
(Science) and ranked the No. 1 Company to Sell For (Selling Power). In
previous years, Roche has been named as a Top Company for Older Workers
(AARP) and one of the Best Companies to Work For in America (Fortune). For
additional information about the U.S. pharmaceuticals business, visit our
website: http://www.rocheusa.com. Product and treatment information for
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