Keelung Hong PhD
Dr. Hong founded our company in 1997 and has served as Chairman of the board of directors since January 2002 and Chief Executive Officer since January 2005. Prior being our CEO, Dr. Hong was our Science and Technology Adviser from 1997 to 2004. Dr. Hong co-founded Hermes Biosciences, Inc. and served as its Chief Scientific Officer from 1999 to 2005. Before venturing into the world of drug development, Dr. Hong served as Research Scientist for the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute from 1998 to 2002. Prior to that, Dr. Hong was a Scientist at the Liposome Research Laboratory at the Cancer Research Institute of the University of California, San Francisco from 1979 to 1998. Dr. Hong has served as a consultant to various biopharmaceutical companies over the years.
Dr. Hong received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Texas at El Paso, and a B.S. in Chemistry from Taiwan Cheng Kung University.