Dr. Linus Lin
Vice President and Global Head of Chemistry Technology and Services
Dr. Linus Lin is Vice President of Operation and Chemistry, Global Head of Chemistry Technology and Services, and he leads WuXi AppTec’s Chemistry Service Unit, reporting to CEO Dr. Ge Li. He also assumes a role within the International Discovery Service Unit reporting to Dr. Richard Soll, head of International Discovery Service Unit.
Dr. Lin has over 20 years of experience in the field of organic/medicinal chemistry and drug discovery, and his work has led to 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He has also demonstrated extensive expertise in building and leading high performance teams.
Before joining WuXi AppTec, Dr. Lin was the Global Chemistry Operations Lead of Merck Research Laboratories. Prior to that, he was a Chemistry Collaboration Lead of Merck’s External Discovery and Preclinical Sciences department, responsible for helping Merck to build external capability and augmenting company’s product pipeline through partnerships with biotechnology companies, contract research organizations, and academic institutions. During his 14-year career at Merck, he led 10 different medicinal programs and delivered 9 preclinical candidates, including 4 advanced to phase I and one to phase III clinical testing.
Dr. Lin graduated from Peking University at the age of 18 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry. He then obtained his Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Chinese Academy of Sciences and University of Wisconsin, respectively. Later, he joined Nobel laureate Professor E.J. Corey at Harvard University as an NIH postdoctoral fellow.