Man-Wah Tan

Man-Wah Tan

Senior Director and Principal Scientist Head, Infectious Diseases and Microbiome Sciences Genentech


Dr. Man-Wah Tan is currently the Senior Director and Principal Scientist of the Infectious Diseases Therapeutic Area at Genentech, a member of the Roche Group based in South San Francisco, California.

Prior to joining Genentech in 2010, Dr. Tan served on the faculty at the Genetics Department at Stanford University School of Medicine for over 10 years.

Dr. Tan received his early trainings in the United Kingdom and the United States of America, receiving his MPhil from the University of Cambridge and PhD from Harvard University.

Prior to moving to Stanford, he held an independent position as Harvard Junior Fellow at Harvard Medical School.

At Genentech, he heads the research groups responsible for the discovery and development novel therapeutics against hard-to-treat infectious agents of medical importance, with emphasis on viral and bacterial pathogens.

He has published over 60 research articles, and contributed to the discovery of 1 FDA-approved drug and 4 novel molecules in clinical development.