Boliang Lou, Ph.D.

Chairman & CEO

Dr. Boliang Lou co-founded Pharmaron in 2003. As an entrepreneur, he received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Beijing Overseas Returnee Entrepreneur Award (2008), the Bo-Da Contribution Award (2009) from the Office of Beijing Economic and Technological Development Area (BDA), an Outstanding Overseas Returnee of Beijing (2009) and a member of National Thousand Talent Program.

Prior to founding Pharmaron, Dr. Lou served as the Director of Research at Advanced SynTech (AST), managing a multidisciplined team working in the areas of drug discovery, combinatorial, high throughput medicinal and computational chemistry. Dr. Lou received his M. S. degree (1986) and Ph.D. in organic chemistry (1989) under the supervision of Professor Li-Xin Dai at the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC). He did his post-doctoral research with Professor Stephen Hanessian at the University of Montreal (1990-1994). He worked as a Research Scientist at Cytel Corporation and Ontogen Corporation in San Diego, California (1994-1997). He then moved to Louisville, Kentucky to join Helios Pharmaceuticals (later as Advanced SynTech) as Staff Researcher II, and became the Research Section Head of Chemistry in 1998 and the Director of Research in 2002.

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