Job title: Senior Scientist
Hao Yang is a senior scientist at Merck in the Protein Engineering group within Small Molecule PR&D. He earned his PhD degree with Prof. Jared Lewis at University of Chicago, where he focused on design and engineering of artificial metalloenzymes for selective catalysis. He then joined Merck and worked on enzyme discovery and biocatalytic route scouting to support multiple antiviral programs such as Islatravir and Molnupiravir. His current research focus is to apply protein engineering to drug discovery and development.
Development of Novel Enzymatic Cascade in Molnupiravir Synthesis 3:00 pm
day: Day Two