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Our Team

Founder & Co-founder

  • Minmin Yang, PhD

    FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN, Chief Executive Officer

    •  PhD/Postdoctoral at Auburn University

    •  Served at Roche Palo Alto and Roche China, with increasing responsibilities from group leader to section head of medicinal chemistry

    •  80 articles and patents, including 16 international patents

  • Shuhai Zhao, PhD


    •  PhD at University of Paris-Sud

    •  Postdoctoral at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    •  Served at Hoechst-Celanese, Roche US/China R&D Center

    •  Led 5 project teams and discovered 7 clinical candidates, 3 of which have entered clinical trials and 2 were advanced into phase II. 

    •  Contributed to the invention of FanaptTM

    •  70 articles and patents, including 25 international patents

Core Team

  • Shijie Zhang, PhD

    Chief Technology Officer

    •  PhD at Emory University

    •  Served as Director of Process Chemistry and API Production at Agios, USA

    •  Successfully advanced 2 compounds from preclinical to commercial, 2 to Phase III, 1 to Phase II

    •  40+ articles and patents

  • Yifei Wu

    Chief financial officer

    •  Worked at Jiangsu Tianheng Certified Public Accountants; Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Certified Public Accountants

    •  Served as CFO of Simcere Pharmaceutical Group; CFO of Eft Intelligent Equipment Co., Ltd.

    •  20+ years of financial management experience

  • Jing Li, PhD

    President of PharmaBlock (USA), Inc.

    •  PhD at Nanjing University

    •  Postdoctoral at Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA

    •  Served at Cumbre, Millennium, Cubist, Merck

    •  18+ years experience in new drug research and development and process development

    •  40 articles and patents, including 18 international patents

  • Yuanping Jie, PhD

    Head of EHS

    •  PhD at Auburn University

    •  Served as VP of Shanghai Huayi Group Technology Research Institute

    •  20+ years of R&D and production experience

    •  15+ articles, 16 patents