Yan Zhi, PHD

Director of Scientific Services
Wayne, PA

Dr. Zhi is Director Scientific Services at Charles River Laboratories. Prior to joining CRL, she was responsible for the design of advanced therapy product development programs from clinical to commercial manufacturing at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB)’s College Station, Texas site. Prior to joining FDB in 2016, she served at various positions with increasing responsibility at WuXi AppTec, including technical, GLP/cGMP compliance, business, and operation management of a molecular biology testing laboratory, specializing in biosafety testing of biological material as well as characterization and release testing of advanced therapy products.

Yan received a PhD in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from University of California, Irvine and conducted cutting-edge molecular immunology research using various viral vectors at University of Pennsylvania. She is a leading author and co-author of numerous publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and a patent holder.