Jinzhong (JZ) Zhang (张金忠), PhD, RAC

Jinzhong (JZ) Zhang (张金忠), PhD, RAC

Position: Co-founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer

Jinzhong (“JZ”) Zhang serves as the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). With 25 years in ophthalmic research and drug development, Dr. Zhang has held senior leadership roles in both private and large global ophthalmology companies. Previously he served as Vice President of Preclinical Development at Graybug Vision, Senior Director of Preclinical Development at Santen, and Director of Preclinical Pharmacology at Bausch & Lomb.  Dr. Zhang received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Peking University and PhD in Molecular Biology through a joint program between Peking University and Kyoto University, and postdoctoral training at Kyoto University and McGill University, served as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University and Professor of Molecular Biology at Nankai University, and served as Principal Investigator on research awards sponsored by the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China.