Principal Scientist Drug Product Design- Molecular Pharmaceutics Pharmaceutical Sciences Small Molecules
Tao Zhang is currently a principal scientist in Molecular Pharmaceutics Group-Drug Product Design at Pfizer, La Jolla. Tao’s current role primarily focuses on representing PharmSci in discovery interface and supporting early stages of development for Pfizer’s oncology small molecule assets. His specific areas of expertise and research interests include physicochemical characterization, biopharmaceutical risk assessment, formulation, microencapsulation, and controlled release. Before joining Pfizer, Tao was a research scientist at Orbis Biosciences where he worked on the development and scale-up of company’s proprietary microencapsulation platform technology. Tao received his Ph.D. (Pharmaceutical Sciences) from University of Missouri-Kansas City.