Xiaodong Wang, Ph.D.

Co-Founder, Chairman of Scientific Advisory Board

Xiaodong Wang, Ph.D. is a co-founder of BeiGene and has served as Chairman of our Scientific Advisory Board since 2011. Dr. Wang has been on the Board of Directors since February 2016.

Dr. Wang is the founding Director of the National Institute of Biological Sciences in Beijing, serving since 2003, and became its Director and Investigator in 2010. He previously served as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator (1997-2010) and was the George L. MacGregor Distinguished Chair Professor in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas (2001-2010). In 2004, Dr. Wang founded Joyant Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a venture capital-backed biotechnology company focused on developing small-molecule therapeutics for cancer treatments.

Dr. Wang received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and B.S. in biology from Beijing Normal University. In 2004 Dr. Wang became a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences – one of the highest honors attainable by an American scientist – and has been a foreign associate of the Chinese Academy of Sciences since 2013.

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