Seohee YouTitle: Great Lakes Discovery Scientific Collaboration Manager
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 U-M Innovation Partnerships, 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 U-M 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.