Nelly Tsvetkova


Nelly Tsvetkova, Ph.D.

I have recently retired from my position of senior staff scientist at a major
pharmaceutical company in the Bay Area, where I worked on development and
commercial launch of innovative therapeutic drugs. Prior to this role, I was a research
scientist at the Center for Biostabilization at the University of California Davis, where I
worked on novel technologies for cell preservation. I received my education at the
University of Sofia, Bulgaria (M.S. in Biology) and at the National Academy of Sciences
(Ph.D. in Biophysics). Throughout my career I worked in the US as well as in other
countries which allowed me to navigate between different cultures. I supervised M.S.
and Ph.D students, and volunteered my time in onboarding new hires and mentoring
junior colleagues.

I have lived in Vallejo since 2005. In my spare time I enjoy reading, outdoor and
traveling.