Yuhong Xu, PhD
Founder, CEO & CSO

Yuhong Xu, Ph.D., founded Highfield Biopharmaceuticals in 2013 and has been the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer since 2017.

Dr. Xu received her bachelor’s degree from Peking University and Ph.D. in Biophysical Sciences from State University of New York at Buffalo. She was a postgraduate researcher at Dr. Francis C. Szoka’s laboratory at the University of California San Francisco, a formulation scientist at Chiron Corp., and a senior chemist at Merck Research Laboratories.

In 2000 Dr. Xu joined Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) as a full professor and head of the molecular pharmaceutics laboratory. She also worked as the vice dean of the School of Pharmacy at SJTU for eight years and as the Director of Translation Medicine at GSK Research & Development in China from 2009 to 2010.