Dr. Zhe Zhang obtained her Ph.D. degree in Medical Sciences in Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, after getting a Master degree in Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, and her medical degree in Zhejiang University, China. After 5 years of post-doc fellowship in Catholic University of Leuven, she joined Institute Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. In her 20 years’ academic career, she mainly focused on molecular basis of human diseases (cancer & diabetes). She was in charge of multiple national research projects, authoring 20+ scientific publications in areas of cell biology and molecular biology.
Afterwards, she moved to industry and has become experienced in new drug targets identification & validation and lead molecules development. She has led her team to successfully deliver dozens of Pre-clinical Candidates in the area of oncology, immunology & metabolic diseases for both innovative small molecule drugs and biologics.
She is currently the Executive Director of Discovery Biology, Biologics in Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine Co., Ltd.