Genesis Biotechnology Group


  • Chiayu Huang
  • Chris Dillon

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.

Christopher Dillon, B.A., LATG, CPIA

Chief Operating Officer

Christopher Joined the GD3 team in 2023. As Chief Operating Officer, he is responsible for the overall operation and coordination of all GD3 site senior leadership teams to identify continuous improvement opportunities, execute corporate policies and strategic plans, and monitor quality and performance. Lead, facilitate, and report on strategic discussions and harmonization efforts for all GD3 sites to the CEO and global leadership team. Liaise with the Chief Scientific Officers in the evaluation and implementation of added scientific services or refinements to existing services.

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Christopher brought more than 15 years of experience in the leadership and management of contract research organizations. He is well-versed in strategic and tactical planning, process improvement, compliance, animal welfare, and due diligence activities. Christopher previously held key positions at Sir Home and SIR Home Cares as Director of Operations, Sales and Business Development, MPI Research/CRL as Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer & IACUC Chair, and Somnio Global as Senior Director Product Development and Quality.

Christopher received a BA in Biomedical Ethics from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI.