Shunqi Yan, PhD

Shunqi Yan, Ph.D. has over 20 years of drug discovery and development experience in oncology, metabolic, anti-inflammation and rare diseases. He led multidisciplinary teams in various biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies with expertise including drug design with cutting edge technology in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI), medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry.

Dr. Yan is an inventor of over 400 worldwide patent filings, 230 issued patents globally, 25 granted patents in US and an author of over 30 peer reviewed journal articles. He contributed to the design and discovery of six clinical drugs including 3 FDA approved first-in-class drug, IDHIFA (enasidenib), TIBSOVO (ivosidenib) and PYRUKYND (mitapivat), for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in adults with IDH2, IDH1 mutations and pyruvate kinase deficiency (PKR) deficiency, respectively. Dr. Yan received his Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and Post-Doctoral training in the National Cancer Institute, NIH.