Jerry Yang, PhD
Dr. Yang, a co-founder of Amydis, Inc., is a bioorganic chemist with more than a decade of experience in amyloid research. Dr. Yang is currently an Associate Professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of California, San Diego, where much of his lab work focuses on the development of small molecules that can aid in the diagnosis, prevention, and intervention of a wide range of human diseases. He is the co-author of more than 60 peer-reviewed papers and is an inventor of more than 20 pending and issued patents. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors from both private and government agencies.
Dr. Yang holds a PhD in chemistry from Columbia University, and received post-doctoral training in chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard University. Dr. Yang has also previously held an appointment as a Visiting Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.