Dr. Zhang is the founder, President and CEO of Biopeptek Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Zhang is also the founder and President of Mainline Biosciences, a company that develops novel drugs for cancer. Prior to Biopeptek, Dr. Zhang was with the Janssen Pharmaceutical division of Johnson & Johnson for ten years. During his tenure at J&J, Dr. Zhang held numerous scientific and management positions and led multiple development projects related to three antibody drugs that received FDA approval. Dr. Zhang was a recipient of two Standard and Leadership Awards. He also received a platinum award for the investigation work on cell culture media that saved the company fifty-four million dollars a year. Before his career at J&J, Dr. Zhang was with Eisai USA for five years, where he was a Senior Chemist for an analytical development and quality control laboratory.
Dr. Zhang earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from Drexel University, a M.S. in chemistry from the University of Louisiana, and a B.S. in material science from the Wuhan University of Technology in China. Dr. Zhang was born and raised in Qingdao China and immigrated to the United States to pursue his graduate education.Close
Liang Zeng Yan, Ph.D., Legal Associate II, Office of Technology Commercialization. As a registered Patent Attorney at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Dr. Yan is committed to serve the higher education of Purdue University and to promote the values of scientific research and discovery for societal benefit. He works cooperatively with Purdue inventors and OTC licensing staff to evaluate technology-based innovations to enable timely technology transfer.
Prior to joining PRF, Dr. Yan obtained his doctorate degree from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. After a postdoctoral training at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, he joined Eli Lilly and Co. as a senior drug discovery scientist. During his tenure at Lilly, Dr. Yan’s laboratory delivered several clinical candidates in the areas of endocrinology, pain/migraine and oncology. Dr. Yan’s research has led to ten plus patent application filings and about 30 peer-reviewed research publications.
Dr. Yan is a licensed patent agent at the USPTO. He is admitted to practice law in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, the State of Indiana and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.Close
Ricky started his career as a hedge fund tax consultant at Deloitte and later founded Manneporte Capital Management, an independent partner-owned investment counseling firm. He has extensive experience in U.S. taxation and venture capital. Ricky studied at Lehigh University and received a B.S. in Finance and Accounting.Close
Mr. Zhao is responsible for prospecting, developing and managing accounts of large pharmaceutical companies. Mr. Zhao is also responsible for European and Asian market sales. Throughout his tenure with Biopeptek, Mr. Zhao has built and continues to evolve a superior reputation for developing and initiating processes designed to support the fundamental foundation of the company’s success. Embracing esteemed core values such as integrity, perseverance, originality and finding solutions to complex problems, Albert Zhao is an integral part of Biopeptek Pharmaceuticals.
Mr. Zhao received his Master’s in Chemical Engineering from the University of Buffalo and his B.S. from East China University of Science and Technology.Close
Vivian Ramirez has extensive work experience in a wide range of related fields, making her background both specialized and diverse at the same time.
Ms. Ramirez has fulfilled multiple administration roles at Tata Strategic Management Group, which included working as both a program coordinator and an executive assistant. She has been able to transition to different positions smoothly within the same organization, learning to fulfill a new range of responsibilities in the process and developing the ability to adapt to a company’s needs at the same time.
She also has experience as a customer service representative, front desk administrator, business support specialist, business operations manager, office account manager, and a marketing manager. Vivian Ramirez knows what it takes to help keep a complex organization running smoothly and efficiently.
Ms. Ramirez has worked in administrative roles within a broad range of different industries. Through her work at Biopeptek Pharmaceuticals LLC, EMC, Lockheed Martin, and Graphene Frontiers, she has accumulated a great deal of experience in the world of science and technology. She’s capable of working with a team of other business professionals to accomplish important tasks in increasingly modern complex organizations.
She has received her certification in Office Management and Supervision from Peirce College and studied in Organizational Leadership from Widener University.Close