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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

James He, MD, CMO

  • Over 20 years of experience in tumor clinical treatment and clinical research of antitumor drugs
  • Member of Chinese Preventive Medicine Association
  • Served as senior management team and led clinical teams in many multinational pharmaceutical companies, including GSK, Novartis, Hutchison Whampoa, etc
  • Ex-member of the R&D Executive Committee and Ex-Vice Chairman of Medical Affairs of RDPAC
  • Graduated from Capital Medical University and University of Waterloo, Canada

Dr. Yong Chen, SVP of BD & Strategy

  • Over 15 years of experience in biopharmaceutical and medical health industry and investment
  • Served in Cell Genesys in San Francisco and Shire HGT in Boston, responsible for the development of cellular drugs and protein drugs
  • Served in Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Roche, led the company's R&D business development and project management in Greater China
  • Bachelor of chemical engineering from Tsinghua University; Ph.D of chemical and biological engineering from Northwestern University

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

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

Our Organization


Our Team


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

Staying on top of the technology and driving excellent execution