Advisors to the President:
Dr. Sydney Chen, Past President-2010
Dr. Patty Kiang, Past President-2011
Dr. Peiwen Yu, Past President-2012
Biotechnologist and entrepreneur Dr. Guo-Liang Yu has more than 12 years of experience in genomics and 24 years of experience in life sciences research. Before cofounding Epitomics, Dr. Yu was Senior Vice-President of Research and Development at Mendel Biotechnology Inc. While there, Dr. Yu established a robust functional genomics program, exceeded all six milestones for the Research Agreement with Monsanto and Savia, all while managing more than 60 Ph.D. scientists and research associates.
At Human Genome Sciences, Inc., a prominent genomics company, Dr. Yu helped to establish the high-throughput gene discovery program. He also led the technology development group and cancer group. He identified and characterized numerous genes for therapeutic protein and drug discovery.
Dr. Yu was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the HarvardMedicalSchool. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Molecular Biology from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.S. degree in Biochemistry from FudanUniversity, Shanghai, China. Dr. Yu also founded the Chinese Biopharmaceutical Association headquartered in WashingtonDC. He is coinventor and coauthor of more than 100 patents and scientific articles.