Genesis Biotechnology Group


  • Chiayu Huang
  • Anthony Rohr

Chiayu (Joyce) Huang, Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Officer, Chemistry
Genesis Drug Discovery and Development (GD3)

Dr. Huang joined the GBG team in 2010. As the Chief Scientific Officer of Chemistry, she oversees a team of medicinal chemists in the optimization of small molecule therapeutic compounds aimed at immuno-oncology targets, metabolic disorders, and infectious disease. She also guides the bioanalytical characterization of lead molecules through pharmacokinetic and Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism and Excretion (ADME) studies. In addition, Dr. Huang is responsible for the maintenance and growth of Venenum’s 5.7 million member compound collection for high-throughput screening.

Extra Info

Dr. Huang began her career with VENENUM Biodesign as a Chemistry Team Leader. In 2015 she was promoted to Assistant Director of Medicinal Chemistry a position she held until 2019 when she transitioned into the role of Director of Medicinal Chemistry.

Dr. Huang is a medicinal chemist with more than 20 years of experience in drug discovery which spans a variety of therapeutic areas including Metabolic Disease, Oncology, Respiratory, CNS, and Inflammatory Disease. She previously held positions with Pharmacopeia as a Research Scientist and Senior Group Leader as well as Ligand Pharmaceuticals as a Senior Research Investigator.

Dr. Huang received her BS in Chemistry from National Taiwan University in Taipei City, Taiwan. She earned a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry at University of Texas at Austin in Austin, TX. Dr. Huang completed her post-doctoral fellowship in Organic Chemistry at Duke University in Durham, NC.

Anthony Rohr

Chief Operating Officer, GD3

Anthony joined the GBG team in 2018. As Chief Operating Officer of GD3 he provides operational leadership, oversight, and coordination across all GD3 companies. This includes but is not limited to the efficiency and harmonization of processes, metrics, and justification of capital purchases; as well as the vetting and transition of additional companies into the GD3 group of companies.

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Anthony began his career with PharmOptima as Business Development Manager. In 2020, he transitioned into the role of Chief Executive Officer of PharmOptima, a position he held until transitioning into his new role.

Anthony brought over 15 years of experience in the Preclinical Research industry to the GBG Team. He previously held a position with MPI Research, Inc., as Senior Director of Operations. Anthony was also the owner of Knowledgeable and Focused Consulting, where he provided science and business development consultation services to Biotech, CRO, and Pharma.

Anthony received his BS in Biomedical Sciences from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI.