Ruo Steensma

Alternate Councilor
Steensma Consulting, Inc.
(858) 205-9371

Ruo is the founder and president of Steensma Consulting, a provider of pharmaceutical research and development consulting services including project management, CRO management, strategic planning, medicinal chemistry and intellectual property advices.  She was previously Director of Medicinal Chemistry at SGX Pharmaceuticals and held senior scientist positions at the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation and Schering-Plough Corporation.  Ruo received her B.S. degree from Beijing University, obtained a Ph.D. degree in Organic chemistry from The Scripps Research Institute and conducted postdoctoral research at University of Pennsylvania.  She has been an ACS member for almost 20 years and volunteered at various San Diego ACS events.  Most notably, she led the effort in securing an Innovative Project Grant (IPG) for our local session this spring.  As a result, under her leadership, the Chemists’ Approaches to Entrepreneurship lecture series was developed and extremely well received by our members.  In addition to the ACS, Ruo is an active member of Athena, a San Diego Executive Women organization.  She is also a co-founder and an Executive Committee Member of San Diego Entrepreneur Exchange, an organization that nurtures early stage entrepreneurs.  Ruo looks forward to continuing her service to the San Diego ACS members.