Yun-Fei (Frank) Zhu, Ph.D.

Founder & Vice President, Chemistry

Yun-Fei (Frank) Zhu, Ph.D., is our co-founder and has served as our Vice President, Chemistry since December 2009. Previously, from 1997 until May 2009, he worked at Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc., including as the Director of Medicinal Chemistry in the endocrinology and metabolism group from January 2005 to May 2009. Prior to Neurocrine, from 1991 to 1997, he worked at CombiChem, Inc., a combinatorial chemistry-based drug discovery company, and BioResearch, Inc., a chemical technology company. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Diego from 1990 to 1991.

He holds a B.S. in chemistry from Hangzhou University and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences.