Yong Huang, Ph.D., Founder, President & CEO

Dr. Huang is an entrepreneur and innovator in the life science industry. He has over 10 years of experience in moving novel ideas to the market place. In addition to Optivia, he has founded or contributed to four life science companies. Dr. Huang is the principal investigator for nearly $8 million in NIH and FDA research grants. He is the co-inventor and co-author of more than 50 patents, peer-reviewed articles and conference presentations. His scientific contributions were cited by numerous reports and conferred him several prestigious awards, including the “R&D 100 award” (R&D Magazine, 2002 and 2012) and the “R&D Stars of the Year” (Industry Week, 2003).

Dr. Huang received a BS from Tsinghua University, China and his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from University of California, Berkeley. He also completed a scholarship at the BioExec Institute, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.