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Taiyin Yang, Ph.D.

Formerly Executive Vice President, Pharmaceutical Development & Manufacturing, Gilead Sciences Inc.

Taiyin Yang, Ph.D. has served as a member of our board of directors and a member of our audit committee since December 2019. Dr. Yang is the former Executive Vice President of Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing at Gilead Sciences, Inc., a role she held from 2015 to 2022. She directed operations of chemical and biologics process development, device and formulation development, manufacturing, packaging, analytical operations, laboratory information systems, data science, quality assurance, CMC regulatory affairs, program management, supply chain management and site operations for all the company’s small molecules, biologics and antibody-drug conjugates of investigational compounds and marketed products. Under her leadership, Gilead developed the world’s first HIV single tablet regimen and advanced more than 25 compounds from early-stage development to market, reaching millions of people around the world. Prior to joining Gilead in 1993, Dr. Yang worked at Syntex Corporation from 1980 where she contributed to the development and commercialization of more than 10 medicines. Dr. Yang serves on the board of directors of Kronos Bio, Inc. since 2021 and Brii Biosciences since 2022. Dr. Yang was a member of the Expert Scientific Advisory Committee of Medicines for Malaria Venture from 2020 to 2023, and is a member of the scientific advisory board of Sionna Therapeutics since 2022. Dr. Yang received her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from National Taiwan University and her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Southern California. Dr. Yang was inducted as a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering in 2021 and elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 2022.