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Vice President and Head of Biology at Wave Life Sciences
Dr. Zhong Zhong is currently Vice President and Head of Biology at Wave Life Sciences, a stereopure oligonucleotide therapeutics company with a discovery and development pipeline for neurology, metabolic diseases, and other indications. Prior to joining Wave Life Sciences, he led External Research and Innovation at Vertex and Neuroinflammation R&D at GlaxoSmithKline, and he was responsible for delivering a number of clinical candidates for Multiple Sclerosis and Spinal Cord Injury human studies. Dr. Zhong established an iPSC/Stem Cell platform and co-founded Regenerative Medicine Research at GSK. His early industry career was at J&J, Cell & Molecular Technologies, and Invitrogen (now part of Thermo Fisher) and led platform and tool development for drug discovery. Dr. Zhong obtained his PhD with Dr. James Darnell, Jr. at The Rockefeller University and discovered Stat3 and Stat4 as key cell signaling proteins. He was trained in neuroscience as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Postdoctoral Fellow by Dr. Richard Axel at Columbia University.