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Antibody Engineering & Therapeutics Series

Junjian Liu, PhD
VP, Head of Drug Discovery & Preclinical Development at Innovent Biologics, Inc.


Dr. Junjian Liu is Vice President, Head of Drug Discovery & Preclinical Development at Innovent Biologics, responsible for identifying novel antibody therapeutics and developing early R&D pipeline. Prior to Innovent, he had held various research and managerial positions at WuXi AppTec, AbbVie, Abbott Laboratories, etc. Dr. Liu had built several multi-functional discovery teams covering from early research to preclinical development. He had advanced more than 30 biotherapeutic pipeline projects, and developed several novel antibody format platforms including bispecific antibodies. Several of the molecules he discovered have reached various clinical development stages.

Dr. Liu earned his PhD degree from Peking University, followed by 4 years of postdoctoral training at Northwestern University in Chicago. His academic research was focused on molecular mechanism of carcinogenesis.