Yuriko Suzuki, Ph.D.(鈴木由利子), received Ph.D. degree at University of Tokyo, Japan in 1987 for plant Science by biochemistry and cellular physiology research in photosynthetic carbon fixation mechanism. A secretary of the US – Japan pharmaceutical discussion group in New York City. Accomplished communicator in Toastmasters clubs in the US.

PROFESSIONAL background
Dr. Suzuki is an expert in drug discovery and development, compliance and safety in large global pharmaceutical companies, small biotech startups, as well as CRO organizations. Her successful projects including; First-time-in-class drug discovery to proof-of-concept development study as well as patenting small molecule drug targets and biologics products, development and evaluation of molecular pharmacology and PK/PD assays, etc.

From 2010 to present – Principal at Y SUZUKI CONSULTING LLC
Dr. Suzuki works for research and development project management and liaison, clinical research project communication, management, and outsourcing, in depth scientific marketing analysis of the products, and supports licensing and intellectual property protection for global pharmaceutical corporations.

From 2006 to 2010 – Senior Research Investigator at Sanofi-Aventis in Bridgewater, NJ
Dr. Suzuki was an orphan GPCR project leader and global project group committee member as well as new target proposal committee member and siRNA project initiator and leader. She supported translational projects from pre-clinical to clinical development and generate and review pharmacology reports for bridging to clinical study.

From 2002 to 2006 – Senior Scientist at Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Cambridge, MA
Dr. Suzuki contributed to complete lead optimization and delivered development candidate compound, led in vitro pharmacology efforts to develop various assays and successfully delivered development candidate compounds.

From 1998 to 2002 – Senior Scientist at Neurogen Corporation in Branford, CT
Dr. Suzuki achieved to Identify new classes of GPCR and enzyme targets for treating neuronal and metabolic disorders.

From 1993 to 1997 – Post-doctoral fellow at The Rockefeller University, New York, NY

From 1988 to 1993 – Assistant professor at Jichi Medical School, Tochigi, Japan

From 1987 to 1988 – Post-doctoral researcher at Tokyo University, Tokyo and Institute for Basic Biology, Okazaki, Japan.

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