Jie Fan, Ph.D. - Founder and CEO
Dr. Fan was trained at UC, Berkeley in Biostatistics and obtained his Doctor degree from Cornell/Sloan-kettering in structural biology/Immunology. He was further trained by Dr. Gunter Blobel at Rockefeller University. With a dream of using a hybrid approach (by combining computation design and experimental validation) to accelerate drug discovery, and to reform current “hit-2-lead” drug discovery scheme, Dr. Fan founded Accutar biotech with the support of Dr. Gunter Blobel. Dr. Fan also hold a joint appointment at SUNY, Downstate medical school as a research assistant professor.
Wei He, Ph.D. - Chief Scientific Officer
Wei He, Ph.D., brings to Accutar Biotechnology 11 years of oncology drug discovery experience in both small molecule and biologics. Most recently, he was Associate Director of Preclinical Pharmacology at Incyte Corporation. In this role, he oversaw cancer biology groups leading efforts of project initiation and progression to IND. Prior to joining Incyte, Wei served as scientific project leader at Abbvie Oncology and Roche Oncology, where he led cross-functional project teams working on immuno oncology, targeted therapy, antibody drug conjugate and therapeutic RNAi programs.
Wei obtained his B.S. and M.S. in chemistry from Peking University in China and his Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his HHMI postdoctoral training at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Günter Blobel, MD, Ph.D.
Dr. Blobel is a member of National academy of sciences and is recognized by numerous awards including Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine (1999) and Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research (1993). He served as selection committee member for prestigious Lasker award, Shaw prize and Wiley prize etc. He also sits on board of directors for Nestle and Board of Scientific Governors at The Scripps Research Institute.
Jerard Hurwitz, Ph.D.
Memorial Sloan-kettering Institute
Dr. Hurwitz is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His notable awards include: the Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry, the Institut Pasteur Hazen Lectureship, and the New York Academy of Science's Louis and Bert Freeman Foundation Prize for Research in Biochemistry.
Jian Jin, Ph.D.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Dr. Jin is a Professor of Structural & Chemical Biology , Oncological Sciences , Pharmacology & Systems Therapeutics at Mount Sinai. Before being recruited to Mount Sinai, Dr. Jin served as an Associate Director of medicinal chemistry in the Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery at UNC – CH from 2008 to 2014. Dr. Jin has published more than 100 research papers and delivered 69 invited talks. He is also an inventor of 10 issued U.S. patents and 37 published PCT patent applications.