Jason Liu, Ph.D., MBA
Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Jason Liu is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience in clinical diagnostics, medical device, and life science. Prior to joining WuXi AppTec, Dr. Liu held leadership positions with Hologic-Gen Probe, Life Technologies (Applied Biosystems) and Bio-Rad, where he was business unit general manager for the company’s US headquarters, global portfolio leader, and regional general manager for Asia Pacific and China. Dr. Liu received his Ph.D. in molecular biology and human genetics from Loma Linda University, his MBA from Pepperdine University, and his B.A. in biochemistry from Shandong University.
Francis L. Tse, Ph.D.
Vice President & Chief Scientific Officer, New Jersey Site Head
Dr. Francis L. Tse has a wealth of experience in pharmaceutical development. Prior to joining WuXi AppTec, Dr. Tse served as Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at Rutgers University, then Vice President of Drug Metabolism & Bioanalytics at Novartis Pharma. Dr. Tse has published over 130 research articles and six books, including “Handbook of LC-MS Bioanalysis,” which has been translated into Chinese (Science Press, Beijing, 2017). Dr. Tse served on the Board of Directors of the International Consortium for Innovation and Quality in Pharmaceutical Development (IQC), and is a Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APRS), and American College of Clinical Pharmacology (ACCP). In 2006, he received the prestigious Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business award. He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Vice President of Operations
Hui Xu has over 20 years’ experience in operations and management for GLP facilities. As Vice President of Operations, she is fully responsible for the internal operations process and cross-function coordination with HQ. Prior to joining WuXi in 2008, Hui worked in a Chinese government laboratory for 17 years. Hui has extensive experience in toxicology and drug safety evaluations in China. Under her leadership, the team successfully passed a series of regulatory audits including FDA, OECD and CFDA GLP inspections, AAALAC inspections, internal QA audits and sponsor animal welfare audits. Hui actively participated in the development of the CFDA toxicology guidelines and the most recent revision of the CFDA GLP regulatory policy.
Eugene Gong, Ph.D.
Vice President, Head of Technology Operations & Analytical & Regulatory CMC
Dr. Eugene Gong has over 20 years of experience in drug product development (from IND to NDA), technology operations and global regulatory filing. Prior to joining WuXi AppTec as the head of analytical R&D in 2006, Dr. Gong gained extensive pharmaceutical industry experience, having held positions of increased managerial responsibility for Pfizer (formerly Wyeth), Boeringer Ingelheim and Allergan (formerly Forest Laboratories). Dr. Gong received his Ph.D. in biophysical chemistry from New York University in 1997, and his B.A. in chemistry from Peking University.
Xin Zhang, Ph.D.
Vice President & Global Head of DMPK, Bioanalysis & Abgent
Dr. Xin Zhang joined WuXi AppTec in September 2013. Prior to joining WuXi, Dr. Zhang worked for Charles River Laboratories, LabCorp (Tandem Labs) and Agilux Laboratories. After earning a degree in physical chemistry from Peking University and working in China for a few years, Dr. Zhang traveled to the US to pursue his graduate career and obtained his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Iowa. Dr. Zhang completed his postdoc training at Northeastern University, where he focused on new mass spectrometry applications including oligonucleotides, DNA adducts, and proteomics.
Vice President & Head of Toxicology
Bill Harrison has over 30 years’ experience in the CRO industry with a strong record of growth. Prior to joining WuXi AppTec, he was founder and CEO of VIDA Sciences, a company serving CROs focusing on performance improvement. Earlier, Bill was President and COO of MPI Research, one of the largest preclinical CROs in the world, where he led the company through a substantial growth period. Prior to MPI, Bill was Director of Regulatory Affairs and Operations at Pharmaco-LSR, now a part of Envigo. Bill is a former President of the US Society of Quality Assurance (SQA) and currently serves on the Board for the American Life Sciences Innovation Council. He earned a B.S. degree in biomedical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and has been an invited lecturer in North America, Japan, China and Australia.
Vice President of International Sales & Marketing
Ed Amat has over 27 years of successful performance in senior sales leadership, sales, marketing, public relations and client services in the pharmaceutical industry. Previously, Ed worked for MPI Research as Senior Director of Sales for North America and Europe, leading to Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing. At MPI, Ed led the commercial team, which sustained top-line YoY sales increase above company and industry rates. During his seven years at MPI, he also served on the executive leadership team supporting corporate decision making, direction and P&L management. Prior to MPI, Ed held pharmaceutical commercial functions at Pfizer and legacy companies, having been recognized with multiple sales and leadership awards. Ed is a former principal owner of a diagnostic medical testing company and recently served as a commercial officer with a drug manufacturing software company.
Asia Pacific Sales & Marketing Executive Director
Peter Yan joined WuXi AppTec in 2014. He has more than 15 years of industry experience in the nutrition and pharmaceutical industry, having previously served as a national promotion manager at MSD Consumer Care and holding various managerial positions in many companies, including Mead Johnson Nutrition and Roche in China. Peter received his bachelor’s degree in basic medicine from Zhengzhou University.