Meet The Team
Dr. Yang, MD, PhD, is the President of MIGRA Therapeutics, LLC. She is also Professor of Surgery and Radiology in the Departments of Surgery and Radiology and Imaging Sciences, and Nancy Panoz Chair of Surgery in Cancer Research. Dr. Yang has expertise in tumor biology, targeted cancer therapy, animal tumor models, and the development of multifunctional nanoparticles for targeted and image-guided therapy.
Dr. Lei Zhu, Ph.D. is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of MIGRA-Therapeutics, LLC. He is also an assistant professor of Surgical Oncology in the Departments of Surgery at Emory University. Dr. Zhu has been working on recombination protein engineering and purification, protein structure and function, biochemistry, and molecular biology, nanoparticle production, hyaluronic acid-based nanoparticle drug carrier development, and in vivo animal imaging and therapy studies for over ten years. His translational studies have been supported by NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) phase I and SBIR phase II grants.
Dr. Tianhu Sun is a Research Scientist at MIGRA-Therapeutics since March 2023. He obtained his Ph.D. from Nanjing University in 2015 and received his postdoc training in protein-protein interactions at Cornell University from 2016-2022. Dr. Sun has rich experience in molecular biology and protein chemistry. His current research project will be focused on the translational development of gene-based or recombinant protein-based novel cancer therapeutic agents. He is also in charge of developing the standard Operation Protocols (SOPs) for the production of these vector and recombinant proteins at MIGRA-Therapeutics.
Dr. Yunfeng Lin is a Research Scientist at MIGRA-Therapeutics since April 2023. He obtained his Ph.D. from Jackson State University in 2015 and received his postdoc training in cell biology at University of North Carolina from 2015-2022. He has rich experience in nanomaterial development and drug delivery. His current research project will be focused on the translational development of polymeric nanoparticle for drug delivery. He is also in charge of developing the standard Operation Protocols (SOPs) for the production of these nanomaterials a at MIGRA-Therapeutics.
Brian is a research specialist at MIGRA-Therapeutics. He is a recent graduate from Emory University with a bachelor's degree in biology and a minor in sociology. Brian works with Dr. Yang and Dr. Zhu to develop novel standard operating procedures for the analysis of nano-particle assisted drug delivery.