Zairen Sun, Ph.D.
Zairen has over 20 years of experience in the biotechnology industry. He founded Vigene Biosciences in 2012 with the focus of aiding research to cure human diseases through gene therapy and cell therapy. Prior to founding Vigene Biosciences, Zairen was the head of R&D at OriGene Technologies Inc. During his 14-year tenure at OriGene, Zairen and his team created the most comprehensive collection of human full-length cDNA clones and their derivative products like proteins and antibodies. Zairen has many patents and publications. He holds a Ph.D. degree in molecular biology from the University of Maryland at College Park.
Jeffrey Hung, Ph.D.
Jeffrey has over 20 years of experience in the biotechnology industry. He joined Vigene in 2016 and orchestrated the acquisition of Omnia Biologics. He has also overseen Vigene’s expansion into GMP manufacturing and new product areas such as biosensors. An experienced entrepreneur, Jeffrey was instrumental in successfully growing GenScript and SABiosciences, two previous companies, to IPO and acquisition stage, respectively. He also previously held the position of Chief Marketing Officer at ATCC. Jeffrey is the author of multiple patents, publications, and book chapters. He holds a Ph.D. in genetics from Cornell University, an MBA from UC Berkeley, and a B.S. in biology from Peking University.
Molly S. McGlaughlin
Molly McGlaughlin, a long term Biologics Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) industry senior executive, comes to us with 27 years of experiences in biologics manufacturing and development. She has served on the executive management teams of BioLexis, BioVectra, EirGenix, Selexis S.A., Natrix Separations, Cytovance Biologics, Avecia Biotechnology (now Fuji Diosynth), and Patheon. Ms. McGlaughlin is also a Colonel in the US ARMY Reserves with experience as a Joint Information Warfare Planner and commanding at the Brigade level. Ms. McGlaughlin earned her BS from Norwich University and master’s degrees from Capella University (ABD), US ARMY War College, and University of Massachusetts Boston.
Audrey Chang, Ph.D.
Dr. Chang is a world leader in biologics QC and analytical testing; and has been leading the QC development efforts for BioReliance/MilliporeSigma for cell gene therapy, biologics and other modalities of pharmaceutical testing for over 20 years. Dr. Chang is the author of more than 15 papers and has served as a keynote speaker for many conferences and meetings. Dr. Chang earned her Ph.D in Biology from John Hopkins University and B.S. from University of Maryland (College Park).
Patrick has over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry and has held positions in Research & Development, Quality Control/Quality Assurance and for the last 17+ years in Business Development, all of which have been in the Contract Development and Manufacturing space.
Patrick joined Vigene in 2020 as Vice President of Business Development. Prior to joining Vigene, Patrick held Senior Business Development positions at Emergent BioSolutions, Catalent/Aptuit and Azopharma. Patrick earned his Bachelor of Science from Fredonia State University (ACS accredited) and a Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry (LC/MS) from Clemson University.
Chien-Chien Jacques, CPA
CC is an actively licensed CPA with over 15 years of finance and accounting experience across a variety of industries but has been focused in Biotech for the last 8 years. She joined Vigene in May 2019. Prior to joining Vigene, CC was the Controller of the US Division of Immunodiagnostic Systems (IDS) headquartered in the United Kingdom. CC earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland, College Park as well as a Master of Science in Accounting and Financial Management.
James has over 20 years of experience in quality systems with extensive cGMP knowledge. He joined Vigene in January 2018 and oversees the Quality Assurance group supporting cGMP manufacturing. Previously James was at AstraZeneca where he held both Quality Control and Quality Assurance positions of increasing responsibilities within the quality network. James holds a B.S. in Chemistry from University of Southern Maine and held certifications for both ASQ Quality Manager and Quality Auditor. He also proudly served in the US Navy for 4 years.
Jenny Qinghua Zhao
Jenny joined Vigene in April 2019 as a Director (now Senior Director) of Manufacturing Science and Technology (MSAT) and has led the Downstream Process Development since February 2020 that now includes Vigene’s expansion into new GMP sites. Jenny has over 20 years of experience in the biopharma industry including Mab/IND at SalubrisBio, BLA approval of Fremanezumab/ AJOVY at Teva Pharmaceutical, PD-1 Mab at Amplimmune (now AstraZeneca), TNFerade (Ad5 gene therapy phase 3) at GeneVec, ENBREL (etanercept) in Wyeth (now Pfizer), fusion proteins at HGS (now GSK). Ms. Zhao earned her master’s degree of Chemical Engineering from University of Waterloo in Canada.
Mike has over 20 years experience in Human Resources leadership roles. He was VP of Human Resources for three start-up companies and two company turn-arounds. Prior to joining Vigene, Mike was the Head of Human Resources-North Carolina Operations for Catalent Pharma Solutions in the Research Triangle Park in NC. He is experienced in biotech CDMO, Pharma, CPG, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Logistics. Mike earned his B.A. in Journalism-Public Relations & Advertising from University of South Carolina