About

Solid Foundation in CNS Disease Biology

Strong Expertise in Translational Science

World-class Chemistry Capacity

Experienced Program Management & Operations

Founders

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Dr. Zhigang He

Scientific Founder

“Deep understanding of disease biology and mechanisms are critical when combating CNS disorders. At Myrobalan, we have the opportunity to select targets critical for the common disease mechanisms and translate the knowledge to develop drug candidates with a broad utility across many CNS indications.”

—Zhigang

Dr. Zhigang He

Zhigang is an international leader in axon-regeneration and neurodegeneration. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and completed his postdoctoral fellowship with Marc Tessier-Lavigne at the University of California, San Francisco. Zhigang is currently Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Boston Children’s Hospital Viral Core. Among his many honors, Zhigang is a Klingenstein Fellow in Neuroscience, a John Merck Scholar and a McKnight Scholar. In 2019 and 2021, he subsequently received the Reeve-Irvine Research Medal and became an elected member of National Academy of Medicine.

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Dr. Guoping Feng

Scientific Founder

“New genetic data of psychiatric disorders, including large-scale whole exome sequencing results, revealed exciting new drug targets for these CNS conditions. Equipped with better rodent and primate models, we are now in a new and exciting era of CNS drug development.”

—Guoping

Dr. Guoping Feng

Guoping is an international leader in understanding synaptic mechanisms of psychiatric diseases such as OCD, autism, and schizophrenia. He received his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo and completed his postdoctoral training at Washington University in St. Louis. Subsequently, he served as a faculty member in the Department of Neurobiology at Duke University School of Medicine. Today, Guoping is the Poitras Chair Professor of Neuroscience and Associate Director in the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT. He is also an Institute Member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and the Director of Model Systems and Neurobiology at the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at Broad Institute. Guoping was elected as a member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2019, and fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2022.

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Dr. Jing Wang

Co-founder & CEO

“I have been lucky to be part of every step of oncology drug development from HTS to commercialization. I’m so glad that I have the chance to use my experience to develop drugs for CNS disorders, because neuroscience has always been my passion since college.”

—Jing

Dr. Jing Wang

Jing brought to Myrobalan 15 years of leadership experience in all phases of drug development from discovery to NDA/CDx & commercialization. Jing received her B.S. from Peking University School of Life Sciences and her Ph.D. from Harvard Medical School. With a career spanning a decade in Curis, Jing served on six positions working on drug discovery and clinical translational development. Subsequently, she joined TESARO in 2016 and served as a Director and Sr. Director of Translational Strategy & Research. After TESARO’s acquisition by GSK in 2019, Jing joined Constellation Pharmaceuticals as Vice President to lead the Translational Science department until the company’s acquisition by MorphoSys in 2021.

Boston Team

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Alexandra Kapolis

Research Associate

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Bolin Geng, PhD

Vice President

Head of Chemistry

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Christie Blake

Senior Executive Assistant

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Debarun Gupta

Head of Business Development

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Ian Henion

Research Associate

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Jessica Herbst

Director of Operations

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Jing Wang, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

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Julian Vasquez

Laboratory Manager

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Karen Smith, MBA

Senior Director

Head of Program Leadership

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Michael Young, PhD

Scientist

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Monica Tommet

Assistant Controller

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Nathan Parker, PhD

Scientist

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Nora Lin, PhD

Senior Scientist

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Shannon Wheeler

Research Associate

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Taren Ong, PhD

Scientist

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Xiao Han, PhD

Senior Scientist

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Yi Chen, PhD

Director

Head of Neuroscience

Nanjing Team

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Chen Chen

Research Associate

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Saifei Xi

Project Manager

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Tengfei Xue

Scientist

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Xiaochuan Liu

Research Associate

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Xiaotong Liu, PhD

Scientist

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Xiaoxiao Han

Research Associate

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Xuan Zou

Research Associate

Chemistry Partner

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PharmaBlock is a leading provider of innovative chemistry products and services throughout the pharmaceutical R&D process and commercial production. Its proprietary large and unique collection of high-quality and diverse chemical building blocks and advanced technology platforms (DEL-T, FBDD, VS, AI) enable fast development from discovery to commercialization. The accumulated chemistry know-hows and libraries facilitates rapid hit/lead identification and compound synthesis; the globally recognized expertise in medicinal chemistry speeds up hit/lead optimization; and the carefully selected synthetic rout of drug candidate enables fast process chemistry development and its transfer to large scale GMP manufacturing internally at PharmaBlock.

Board Advisors

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Grant Bogle

Senior Business Advisor

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Emma Reeve

Board Advisor

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Dan Passeri, MSc, JD

Board Advisor

Scientific Advisors

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Glenn Yiu, MD, PhD

Scientific Advisor

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Susan Goelz, PhD

Scientific Advisor

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Yibing Shan, PhD

Scientific Advisor

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Yin Allison Liu, MD, PhD

Scientific Advisor