Gavin XIA, PhD

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

  • A seasoned Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist with over 15 years healthcare industry expertise for drug discovery and extensive management experience of Biotech start up companies
  • Undergraduate from Peking University, and PhD from University of Chicago


Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder

  • A nephrologist with 15-year experience in academic and clinical practice, and over 18-year industry experience in Abbott and Roche focusing on clinical development
  • Oversaw the development and approval of Zemplar (Secondary hyperparathyroidism), Mircera (Renal anemia) and Actemra (Rheumatoid arthritis) in China
  • Graduated from Second Military Medical University, completed his training in Internal Medicine at LAC-USC Medical Center and in Nephrology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. American Board-Certified Physician in Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Chutian SHU, PhD

Chief Technology Officer

  • Over 15-year industry experience in both MNCs (Boehringer Ingelheim and Novartis) and start-up commpanies, focusing on Chemical, Manufacturing and Control
  • Responsible for CMC research of several blockbuster drugs such as empagliflozin and the products in the development such as iptacopan
  • Graduated from University of Science and Technology of China, and PhD in Organic Chemistry from University of Emory

Huading Zhang, PhD

Chief Operation Officer

  • Over 15 years of industrial experience in both MNCs (Pfizer, Roche, Baxter and Amgen) and biotech (Cell Genesys), spanning in biologics CMC, clinical development, portofolio management & strategic planning
  • Graduated from Tsinghua University (bachelor of Engineering) and the Ohio State University (PhD in Bioengineering)

Lucy Lu

Chief Finance Officer

  • Over 15 years of experience in both capital markets and biotech sector
  • Former Executive Director and CFO at Kintor Pharma, former head of investment banking and Managing Director at GF Securities (Hong Kong), and former Executive Director in the Asian healthcare IBD at UBS
  • Graduated from Renmin University of China (bachelor) and Peking University (master)


Chief of Staff

  • Over 15-year industry experience in Roche and other MNCs, focusing on organization development, talent management and compensation & benefits design in healthcare industry
  • Master of management, University of Hong Kong