Julius Li, MBA, Chief Executive Officer
Julius is the co-founder of AutekBio, Inc and Crown Bioscience, Inc. He has taken technical and management positions in US and Chinese pharmaceutical companies, from startups to multinationals, such as Guangzhou Baiyunshan Pharmaceutical Group, Hoffmann La-Roche and Asterand. Mr. Li earned graduate degrees from Zhongshan University, Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Ross Business School at the University of Michigan. He is also the current Deputy Director General of the National Engineering Center for Viral Biotechnology.
Lei Sun, PhD, President of Manufacturing
Prior to joining AutekBio, Dr. Sun has more than ten years of experience in development of therapeutic biologics and their production. He has also successfully led international teams in drug discovery research and the manufacture of therapeutic proteins. Dr. Sun held various positions at Shire Pharmaceutical, UCB Pharma and DSM. In Percivia, a joint venture of DSM and Crucell, he setup its cell line generation department and led the upstream process development, as well as quality assurance system. Dr. Sun obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Minnesota and had his postdoctoral training at the Harvard Medical School, prior to be appointed as an assistant professor in the University of Minnesota.