Frank Gan Director, Clinical Research, Johnson & Johnson
Jimmy Hao Attorney at Law and registered US Patent Attorney, FoxRothschild LLC
Guanghui Hu President and CEO, Admera Health
Mike Hu Senior Director, Clinical Development, Jazz Pharmaceuticals
Jerry Jing Li Associate Principal Scientist, Global Clinical Development, Merck
Jian Liu Principal Scientist, External Discovery Chemistry, Merck
John Sun Global Project Manager, Novartis (Moderator)
Bing Yuan Executive Director, Oncology Business Development, Merck
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Frank Gan, Pharm. D.
Clinical Research Director
Oncology Department, Johnson & Johnson
Frank is a clinical research director working at Janssen Oncology Department. He was a bench scientist with experiences working in both academic and biopharmaceutical industry. He switched his career path from preclinical to clinical research more than 12 years ago while working at Merck. He has extensive hands-on working experiences in Phase 1, 2 and 3 clinical trials with both small molecules and biologic drug candidates, and has successfully managed several global clinical trials in metabolic disease and oncology areas while working at Merck, BMS, and Eli Lilly.
Frank received his Bachelor and Master degrees in pharmaceutical sciences from Shanghai Medical University and earned his Pharm.D. degree from Shenandoah University.
Jianming Jimmy Hao (郝建明), PhD, JD
Attorney at Law and registered US Patent Attorney, Intellectual Property (IP) Department, Fox Rothschild LLP
Mr. Hao is an attorney at law and registered U.S. patent attorney with the Intellectual Property (IP) department of Fox Rothschild LLP, a prominent national general practice law firm. With more than a decade of legal experience, he serves as counsel to many clients including Fortune 100 companies, startups, entrepreneurs, investors, and academic institutions in biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries on a broad range of business and legal issues, including patent, trademark, licensing, litigation, VC financing, and M&A. He has prosecuted thousands of patent applications nationally and internationally, including portfolios that resulted in over $47 million venture financing and $51.5 million acquisition.
Mr. Hao has provided legal representation to several notable business transactions, including Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s acquisition of Synageva BioPharma Corp (valued at $8.4 billion), Humanwell Healthcare Group and PuraCap Pharmaceutical’s acquisition of Epic Pharma (valued at $550 million), BMS’s acquisition of Amira Pharmaceuticals (valued at $475 million), licensing and collaboration deals involving companies including Merck, Alnylam, and others.
Mr. Hao received a JD from Boston College Law School, a PhD from Columbia University, an MBA from Cornell University, and a BS from Nankai University. Prior to his legal career, he conducted research on neural and heart development at Columbia University as a graduate student. During his time at Columbia University, his PhD thesis was awarded With Distinction. He later held a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School where he conducted research on oncology, immunology, and stem cells.
Guanghui Hu, Ph.D.President & CEO， Admera Health
Dr. Guanghui Hu is the President and co-founder of Admera Health. Previously, Dr. Hu served as Vice President and Global Business Leader of Translational Genomics at GENEWIZ, Inc. Prior to joining GENEWIZ, Inc., Dr. Hu acquired over 12 years of drug development and management experience in the pharmaceutical industry at companies including Merck and GlaxoSmithKline. Dr. Hu completed postdoctoral research at the University of California Los Angeles after earning his Ph.D. from Baylor College of Medicine, holds a Master of Science degree from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Tsinghua University. Dr. Hu is also a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Mike Hu, Ph. D.
Clinical Development, Jazz Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Mike Hu, Ph.D., has over 17 years of experience in clinical and pre-clinical R&D of drugs in multiple therapeutic areas: oncology, hematology, endocrinology, metabolic, viral, and rare diseases. Dr. Hu is Senior Director at Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Clinical Development, Hematology & Oncology at Ewing, NJ, since September 2016. Prior to joining Jazz, he was Director at Novartis Oncology, Clinical Pharmacology, Global Clinical Development & Medical Affairs at East Hanover, NJ. In the past 10 years from 2006 to 2016 at Novartis Oncology, Dr. Hu contributed to 6 drugs’ full clinical development, 6 global submissions/approvals, and 11 on-market drugs’ life cycle management with multiple billion-dollar franchises. Dr. Hu was involved in hundreds of clinical trials from Phase I, II, III to IV stages. He took management and leadership roles at Clinical Pharmacology Department, Global Project Teams, Oncology Protocol Review Committee, and other forums. He was receipt of Novartis President Award, Vision Award, Global Product Strategy Business Excellence Award, and Passion/Quality/Speed Award for many times. Before joining Novartis, Dr. Hu was Principal Scientist at GSK (GlaxoSmithKline), Metabolic & Viral, Drug Metabolism & Pharmacokinetics, Center of Excellence for Drug Discovery at Research Triangle Park, NC, from 2004 to 2006. He contributed to 2 drug candidates from early discovery, candidate selection to IND stage. Before joining pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Hu was postdoctor and Research Fellow at Yale University School of Medicine, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and State University of New York at Buffalo, with focus on molecular pharmacology, biochemistry, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug metabolism and transporter in oncology drugs. He received Bachelor in Pharmacy and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences at Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, China, with international exchange program at University of Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Hu has authored 51 peer-reviewed papers, 30 congress abstracts, 5 patents, 2 proceedings, and 1 book chapter. Before joining industry, he served as editor board for 4 journals, peer reviewer for >30 journals, and consultant for 2 medical groups.
Jerry Li, Ph.D.
Associate Principal Scientist
Global Clinical Development
Merck & Co, Inc.
Dr. Jerry Li is currently focused on late phase (Phase 2 and 3) clinical trials at Biostatistics and Research Decision Sciences (BARDS) within Global Clinical Development (GCD), Merck. Dr. Li obtained his Ph.D. degree in Statistics from University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Li joined Merck in 2013 following two years at Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), FDA. At Merck Dr. Li has provided critical support for clinical trial design, protocol development, statistical analysis, trial monitoring as well as authoring clinical study report (CSR) and common technical documents (CTD) for new drug application (NDA) filing to regulatory agencies worldwide including U.S. FDA and European Medicines Agency (EMA). His expertise covers multiple therapeutic areas including oncology, infectious diseases, immunology and neurosciences. Several NDAs have been approved under Dr. Li’s lead and support. Some of them were delivered under extremely tight timelines. Dr. Li has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in both discovery and clinical areas. Dr. Li holds a Ph.D. degree in molecular cell biology. Dr. Li is currently a member of 2016-2017 Executive Council of Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SAPA).
Jian Liu (刘建), Ph. D.
External Discovery Chemistry, Merck
Dr. Jian Liu obtained a Ph.D degree in organic chemistry from UCLA in 1998 and did postdoctoral researches afterwards at UC Irvine and University of Pennsylvania. He joined the medicinal chemistry department in Merck Research Laboratory at Rahway site in Feb, 2001. Dr. Liu has worked on and managed projects on target validation, lead identification, and lead optimization and have generated multiple clinical candidates which went into first in man, phase I, and phase II clinical trials. Dr. Liu is an expert in drug discovery for many therapeutic areas such as osteoporosis, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, oncology and infection disease. Dr. Liu has also been in charge of outsourcing effort with several external companies. Based on his research work, Dr. Liu has published over 70 peer reviewed papers, patents and patent applications. Dr. Liu had worked as a lecturer at Tsinghua University for four years before he moved to the US. He is currently the 2016-2017 president-elect of Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Assoication (SAPA), He has been an executive member of SAPA during the past three years, as the director of SAPA Career Development and Continuing Education committee in 2014-15 and the director of Bussiness Development and Service Department in 2015-16. He was the chair for 2015 SAPA Career Development Workshop and 2016 SAPA Scientific Symposium.
John Sun (孙壮), PhD, MBA, PMP
Global Project Manager, Global Development Operations, Novartis
John is a passionate career planning and development practitioner and advocate. He is the Global Project Manager of Global Development Operations at Novartis. Other than his responsibilities at work, John is an active volunteer in various professional organizations, including SAPA Executive Council Member, Chair of DIA Project Management Community, and Chair of Chinese Culture Community at Novartis. He had also served as Vice-President of Novartis Toastmasters Club and the Area Director of Toastmasters International. John had presented in various domestic and international symposia on project management and drug development.
Previously John served as Global Program Team Director in the Established Medicines Development Franchise at Novartis. Before joining Novartis, John holds positions of project management and pharmaceutical research with increased responsibilities from Whitehall-Robins, Kos Pharmaceuticals, Schering-Plough, and Sanofi-Aventis. John obtained his PhD in pharmaceutics from the Virginia Commonwealth University, MBA from the Rutgers University, and BMed from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. John is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Bing Yuan, PhD, MBA
Executive Director and Global Lead
Oncology Business Development, Merck
Dr. Bing Yuan is an oncology business executive experienced in business development, new product strategy, global product launch and brand life cycle management. At various stages, he made key contributions to 7 oncology drugs: Keytruda, Glivec, Afinitor, Jakavi, Zykadia, Halaven and Lenvima. Dr. Yuan is currently Executive Director and Global Lead, Oncology Business Development at Merck. He is in charge of worldwide search and evaluation of clinical stage Oncology assets. In particular, he focuses on expanding Merck’s portfolio in cancer immunotherapy and strengthens Keytruda’s market position in anti-PD1 /PD-L1 class.
Before joining Merck, he held various global commercial positions with increasing responsibilities at Novartis Oncology, most recently as Executive Director and Head, Life Cycle Strategy for Glivec and Afinitor. His other roles included new product planning, early portfolio strategy, and BD evaluation. He participated in global launch of Zykadia in lung cancer and was a core deal team member that successfully in-licensed Jakavi. He was three-time Novartis Oncology President Award recipient. Before joining Novartis, he was global strategic marketing lead for Eisai’s entire Oncology portfolio. Dr. Yuan holds a BS in Biochemistry from Nanjing University, a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Columbia University and a MBA from Cornell University.