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Faming Zhang, PhD
CEO at Waterstone Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


Dr. Faming Zhang is the founder and CEO of Waterstone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He also served as President of Crown Bioscience Inc., a leading preclinical biology CRO company. Prior to founding Waterstone and Crownbio, Dr. Zhang has spent 12 years at Eli Lilly & Co. While at Lilly, he had the responsibility as the global head of Drug Discovery and Development Statistics & Information Sciences. Dr. Zhang led Lilly’s protein kinase/phosphatase structure-based drug design platform. He is the co-inventor of several patents in the area of kinase inhibitors and novel anti-obesity protein therapeutics. He also played a major role in the progression of cell cycle kinase inhibitors to the clinic. Dr. Zhang received his Ph.D in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Inst. of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences and an MBA from Kelly Business School, Indiana University. He had 4 year of postdoctoral training from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He was also an Assoc. Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Indiana University Bloomington. Dr. Zhang has authored more than 30 scientific publications.

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