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Yan Zhi, PhD

Director, Scientific Services

Dr. Yan Zhi currently serves as the Director of Scientific Services for our Biologics team. She was responsible for the design of advanced therapy product development programs from clinical to commercial manufacturing at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB)’s College Station, Texas site. Dr. Zhi has served at various positions at WuXi AppTec, including technical, GLP/cGMP compliance, business, and operations management of a molecular biology testing laboratory, specializing in biosafety testing of biological material and release testing of advanced therapy products.

Dr. Zhi has a PhD in microbiology and molecular genetics from University of California at Irvine, and conducted cutting-edge molecular immunology research using various viral vectors at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a leading author and co-author of numerous publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and holds one patent.