Tao Hu, Ph.D
Executive Director of Chemistry (IDSU)
Dr. Tao Hu is an Executive Director of Chemistry at WuXi AppTec. He is also one of the Operation Leads of WuXi’s International Discovery Services Unit (IDSU) at the Shanghai site. WuXi AppTec is a leading global pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and medical device R&D capability and technology open access platform company with operations in China and the United States.
Before joining WuXi in year 2006, Dr. Tao Hu worked at Merck and Amgen as a medicinal chemists focusing in the areas of Inflammation, Pain, CNS, Diabetics. With over 16 years of experience in synthetic chemistry and drug discovery, he and his teams have contributed to numerous discovery programs and achieved multiple important milestones, from HTS to lead identification and optimization, to early development. Dr. Hu has numerous scientific publications and patent applications.
Tao Hu received his Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry from Boston University in 1999 under the direction of Prof. James Panek, followed by post-doctoral training with chemistry Nobel Laureate Prof. E. J. Corey at Harvard University. Dr. Hu also completed an Executive MBA program at China Europe International Business School in 2010-2012.