Desiree Grubisha

(858) 254-5497

Desiree is currently an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at California State University, San Marcos.  She has worked in Lab QA in Commercial Quality Control at AstraZeneca/Amylin Pharmaceuticals supporting diabetes medicines in the worldwide market.  Prior to this, she worked at Amylin Pharmaceuticals in Analytical R&D supporting clinical trial programs for diabetes and severe lipodystrophy.  Desiree has been an active volunteer with the San Diego ACS Section since 2004.  She has been involved with ChemExpo, YCC and WCC activities, planning committee for the 41st Western Regional Meeting in 2007, and has served on the Public Relations committee.  She is currently serving the San Diego Section in the Communications Committee and as a Councilor.  Desiree earned a PhD in inorganic chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and did postdoctoral research toward novel detection platforms for molecular diagnostics in the Microanalytical Instrumentation Center at Iowa State University.