Jean Bender is a Principal Engineer in the Late Stage Purification department at Genentech, Inc and manages a group of scientists and chemical engineers. She is currently responsible for purification process development and for transferring recovery and purification processes for clinical and marketed products to internal and external manufacturing facilities. Jean received her B.S. in chemical engineering from Lehigh University and an M.S. in chemical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. She joined Genentech, Inc. in 1992 and worked within Process Development and Process Engineering departments prior to her current role.