Cathy Tralau-Stewart PhD is currently head of the Therapeutics Track (Catalyst Awards) for the Clinical & Translational Science Institute at UCSF. She has over 25 years experience of drug discovery in Industry and academia. She was previously Associate Director of Pharmacology for GlaxoSmithKline (2001-2006) and Head of Drug Discovery at Imperial College London (2007-2012). She is a Pharmacologist who has worked in a wide number of therapeutic areas leading projects from Target identification through to Clinical Proof of Concept and to Phase III/IV clinical studies. She has led project teams, which have identified of over 20 development compound candidates and >10 marketed small molecule and biological drugs.