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Wenqing Yao

Executive Vice President, Discovery Chemistry
Medicinal Chemistry
United States of America


Wenqing Yao joined Incyte in February 2002 as Director, Chemistry. Dr Yao has over 20 years of experience in medicinal chemistry. For the past nine years, Dr Yao has held roles of increasing responsibility at Incyte, most recently as Senior Vice President, Discovery Chemistry. Prior to joining Incyte, Dr Yao held scientific research positions with DuPont and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company from 1996 to 2002. Dr Yao received his BS in chemistry from Xuzhou Normal University, his MS in organic chemistry from NanKai University and his PhD in organic/medicinal chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Medicinal Chemistry

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