Lin Yan, PhD
Senior Director of Chemistry at Eternity Bioscience Inc., Cranbury, New Jersey
Lin Yan, Ph.D. obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and a Ph. D. from Princeton University. After his postdoctoral research work at Harvard University, Lin started his drug discovery research career as a Research Investigator I in the Chemistry Department of Pharmaceutical Research Institute, Bristol-Myers Squibb at Princeton, NJ in 1998 and later joined the Department of Medicine Chemistry, Merck Research Laboratories, Rahway, NJ in 2001. Lin was a Principal Scientist in Discovery Chemistry at Kenilworth, NJ before he joined Eternity Bioscience Inc.
During his tenure at Merck, Lin worked on small molecule, peptide, conjugate projects across a variety of therapeutic areas, such as diabetes and oncology, and has made significant contributions to the pipeline across modalities that progressed into clinical studies. He has served as chemistry lead on several internal and external collaboration projects. Based on his research work during academic and industry, Lin published over 40 peer-reviewed papers, and over 40 issued and filed patents. Dr. Yan joined Eternity Bioscience Inc. as the senior director leading the chemistry department in October 2020.