Liang Zhao, PhD

Division Director, Division of Quantitative Methods & Modeling, ORS, OGD, CDER

Dr. Liang Zhao has been serving as the Director of Division of Quantitative Methods and Modeling (DQMM), Office of Research and Standards, Office of Generic Drugs, CDER/FDA since 2015. He has demonstrated excellence and leadership in drug development and regulatory science in regulatory and industrial settings for new and generic drugs during his 18+ professional tenue including in Pharsight as an associate consultant, BMS as a research investigator, MedImmune as an Associate Director, FDA as Clinical Pharmacology reviewer and Pharmacometrics team leader. Dr. Zhao has introduced a broad array of innovative tools in the realm of drug deliveries and bioequivalence assessment, as well as big data tools including machine learning to pharmacometrics. He received the 2023 Gary Neil Prize for Innovation in Drug Development from ASCPT as a recognition to his contribution to clinical pharmacology and pharmacometrics.

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