Shawn Zhang, Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Officer and General Manager China

Shawn Zhang, Ph.D., has served as our Chief Scientific Officer since October 2022, having held prior roles as Executive Vice President of R&D Operations and General Manager of Ambrx China, Senior Vice President of R&D Operations and Ambrx China, as well as Vice President of Research. Shawn is an established executive in the areas of pharmaceutical research and development, business development, product sourcing, in-licensing, project management and senior management leadership. Shawn has also demonstrated hands-on and managerial experience in drug target selection and validation, assay development, lead discovery, preclinical and clinical development. Before his appointment, Shawn held senior research and development roles at various companies including HUYA Biosciences International and Mitsubishi-Tanabe, where he established and led multiple drug projects in oncology, immunology, metabolic diseases and more.

Shawn completed his postdoc training at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory after he obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from UCSD/Salk Institute, MS in molecular genetics from Institute of Genetics, Chinese Academy of Science and B.S. in biology from Beijing Normal University.