Core Management Team

Deping Han, Ph.D.

Board of Director & Chief Executive Officer

  • PhD in immunology, The Second Military Medical University, Shanghai.
  • Post doctorate research fellow, University of Rochester, US.
  • Six years of clinician experience in Oncology.
  • 20 years experience of cancer vaccine research and T cell therapy development.

Cecilia Zhang, Ph.D.

Board of Director & Chief Scientific Officer

  • PhD, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore.
  • In charge of technology transfer with multiple renowned institutes.
  • Specialized in genome editing and gene function analysis.
  • Postdoctorate research in preclinical development of CAR-T/CAR-NK and allogenic cell products.

Zhihong Huang, Ph.D.

R&D Director

  • PhD, School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University.
  • Expert in viral vector engineering and genomic element research.
  • 10-year experience in molecular virology.
  • National Nature Science Foundation (Youth Program), Project leader.
  • National Nature Science Foundation (General Program), Major participant.
  • China National Invention Patent, First named inventor.

Michelle Chen, MBA

Board of Director & Chief Operating Officer

  • Specialized in operational management, fund raising, business negotiation in biological industry.
    14 years of human resource and administration experience in Fortune 500 company.
    Specialized in data analysis, corporate strategy and process establishment management.

Independent Director

Seet Hun Yew Benjamin

Board of Director

  • After eight years at A*STAR as Chief Executive of the Biomedical research consortium (BMRC), Chief research officer and Deputy Group CEO (education and Research) of Singapore National Healthcare Group.
  • Dr. Seet, an ophthalmologist by training, spent 22 years at Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) before embarking on his new mission in the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) in 2011.
  • Board Director, AgriFood and Veterinary Authority (2007-2010); Health Promotion Board (2009-2011); National Medical Research Council (2012-); LKC School of Medicine (2017-);