Yuelie Lu, Ph.D.

Yuelie Lu, Ph.D.

Position: Vice President, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dr. Yuelie Lu has served as Vice President, Pharmaceutical Sciences, responsible for the overall company’s small molecule CMC operations since March 2021. He has over 25 years of experience in small molecule drug development and commercialization in a range of therapeutic areas such as oncology and cardiovascular & metabolic disorders. Prior to joining Connect, Dr. Lu served in positions of increasing responsibility at a variety of biopharmaceutical companies such as Pharmacyclics/AbbVie and Amgen. He is the recipient of the American Chemical Society’s 2019 Heroes of Chemistry Award for his outstanding contribution on development and commercialization of IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib). Dr. Lu holds a doctorate in organic chemistry from Purdue University in 1995.