Yisong Xiao, Ph.D.


Dr. Yisong Xiao is the Senior Director of Chemistry at Apeiron Therapeutics. He has over 18 years of research and development experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Xiao has worked on a wide array of novel small molecule drug discovery projects, including kinase inhibitors, ion channels, GPCRs and anti-viral therapeutics. He was also a member of the team that discovered and developed Sofosbuvir, the first NS5B inhibitor. Dr. Xiao has authored over 20 patents and patent applications. Prior to joining Apeiron, he served as a director of medicinal chemistry at WuXi AppTec. He received his Ph.D.in organic chemistry from Zhejiang University.