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University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships
University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships

Seohee You

Great Lakes Discovery Scientific Collaboration Manager

Phone: 734.763.0614

Seohee You, Ph.D., brings a wealth of experience to Great Lakes Discovery, including over 10 years in academic and corporate therapeutic research and drug development. As Scientific Collaboration Manager, she works closely with U-M faculty and with the broader Deerfield drug discovery and development team to ensure a robust pipeline of projects and to develop a research plan aimed to achieve Investigational New Drug (IND) readiness. She joins Great Lake Discovery from Innovation Partnerships at the University of Michigan, where she worked with Life Sciences faculty to protect and commercialize intellectual property developed at U-M, while also significantly augmenting the research tools licensing program.

Before joining Innovation Partnerships, she worked as a scientist at Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. Through this position, she gained significant experience in various stages of both small and large molecule drug development. She co-led a Target Investigation and Target Validation project and advanced it through the Hit-to-Lead and Lead Optimization stages. She also served as a lead-preclinical scientist and successfully advanced a therapeutic agent to the NME (New Molecular Entity) nomination. Prior to this, she worked as a Senior Research Investigator and received her post-doctoral training at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

She holds a Ph. D. in Molecular & Cellular Biology from the University of Massachusetts and an M.S. in Biotechnology from Korea University. She is a registered dietitian with the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare.