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Core Members


Leadership Team

Dr. Jidong Zhu, Co-Founder

  • Expertise in drug discovery, chemical biology, target identification and validation
  • Specialized in “undruggable” drug discovery field
  • Ph. D. in Organic Chemistry; Postdoc in Harvard Medical School
  • Investigator in Novartis for 5 years
  • Independent Principle Investigator in the Chinese Academy of Sciences for 7 years

Rachel Zhu, Head of Operations

  • Over 10-year professional experience in legal, risk management and capital market for Pharma industry
  • Served in multi-national consulting firms and big Pharma company, including Novartis and E&Y
  • Received Bachelor in law from Fudan University and Master in Commerce from University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Received Chinese Bar Qualification and Certified International Internal Auditor

Julie Wu, SVP, Business Development & Strategy

  • Seasoned business development and strategy professional in life science industry. Twenty-year experience across U.S. and China in management consulting, investment banking, venture capital, business development, strategy and operations
  • Former Head of Strategy and Business Development for Novartis China, in charge of M&A, license-in & license-out initiatives including successfully divesting multiple mature products totaling $447Mn in value
  • Received MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Master’s Degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Bachelor’s Degree from Tsinghua University

Scientific Advisors

Professor Junying Yuan

  • Member of the National Academy of Sciences (US)
  • Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Published more than 220 academic papers, in major journals including Nature, Science and Cell, with more than 93,000 citations
  • A pioneer and leading scientist in Cell Death field

Professor Pilong Li

  • Principal Investigator in School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University
  • Postdoc. from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Ph.D. from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, B.S. from Peking University and M.S. from Hong Kong University
  • A leading scientist in phase separation and phase transitions field

Our Team


A team of R&D experts with experience in multinational pharma companies

Staying on top of the technology and driving excellent execution