Zhiqiang Yang, Ph.D., is a Senior Director, Medicinal Chemistry, Deerfield Discovery and Development, and joined the Firm in 2023. Prior to Deerfield, Dr. Yang was an Associate Director, Medicinal Chemistry for PTC Therapeutics. Before joining PTC, he co-founded Angex Pharmaceuticals where he was Vice President of Chemistry and the Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Yang began his drug discovery career at Merck where he spent 13 years working on both small molecules and peptides of which several progressed into clinical stages. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Peking University in China, and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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