Board of Directors

Yusheng Han
Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Yusheng Han is our founder, chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer. Mr. Han has 16 year of experience in life science. From June 2011 to November 2013, he was an associate in Northern Light Venture Capital where he focused on investment in the healthcare industry and helped the firm invest in successful companies. From July 2005 to May 2009, Mr. Han worked at BioTek Instruments, Inc. as its general manager in China. During his term with BioTek Instruments China, he built and led teams across marketing, sales and post-sale. From September 2003 to May 2005, he served as the product specialist of Gene Company Limited. Mr. Han received a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Jilin University in July 2000, and a master’s degree in cell biology in Peking Union Medical College in June 2003. He obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia Business School in May 2011.
Leo Li
Director and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Leo Li has served as our chief financial officer since the third quarter of 2019 and our director since the first quarter of 2020. Prior to joining us, Mr. Li served as the chief financial officer of Weidai Ltd., a NYSE-listed leading auto-backed financing solution provider in China. Prior to Weidai Ltd., Mr. Li served as an investment director and later an executive director of Vision Knight Capital, or VKC, a private equity fund focusing on China’s internet-driven sectors. Prior to VKC, Mr. Li worked at Morgan Stanley Asia Ltd. Mr. Li attended University of Oxford from 2004 to 2008 and received a four-year Master of Physics degree. Mr. Li is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Gang Lu
Mr. Gang Lu has served as our director since June 2014. In 2009, Mr. Lu joined Legend Star, a venture capital headquartered in Beijing, and he is now a partner of Legend Star and leads investment in healthcare, specialized in the fields of innovative medicine, biological and genetic technology, and innovative medical service. Mr. Lu holds a bachelor’s degree in electromagnetic engineering from Xidian University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Tsinghua University.
Feng Deng
Mr. Feng Deng has served as our director since August 2016. Mr. Deng has over 20 years of experience in venture capital, computer science and telecommunication industry. He founded Northern Light Venture Capital in January 2006 and served as its managing director, focusing on investment in technology, media and telecom, or TMT, clean technology, healthcare and consumer sectors. From February 2004 to February 2005, he served as the vice president in strategy in Juniper Networks. From October 1997 to February 2004, Mr. Deng served as the vice president in engineering, chief strategy officer and a director of NetScreen Technologies Inc. Prior to NetScreen, he worked at Intel Corporation as a systems architect from July 1993 to October 1997. He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University, a master’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Wendy Hayes
Independent Director
Ms. Wendy Hayes has served as our independent director since June 2020. Ms. Hayes has served as an independent director of Tuanche Limited (NASDAQ: TC) since November 2018, iHuman Inc. (NYSE: IH) since October 2020, Gracell Biotechnologies Inc. (NASDAQ: GRCL) since January 2021, and SciClone Pharmaceuticals (Holdings) Limited (HKEX: 6600) since March 2021. Between May 2013 and September 2018, Ms. Hayes served as the inspections leader at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board in the United States. Prior to that, Ms. Hayes was an audit partner at Deloitte (China). Ms. Hayes received her bachelor’s degree in international finance from University of International Business and Economics in 1991, and her executive MBA from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in 2012. Ms. Hayes is currently a Senior Fellow of ALI at Harvard University. Ms. Hayes is a certified public accountant in the United States (California) and China.
Dr. Min-Jui Richard Shen
Independent Director
Dr. Min-Jui Richard Shen has served as our independent director since June 2020. Dr. Shen is the managing director of RS Technology Ventures, LLC, a strategic advisory and investment company focused on nucleic acid analysis, oncology diagnostics and genomics which he founded in 2016. From 2000 to 2016, Dr. Shen worked at Illumina, Inc., a provider of life sciences tools company, where he successively served as, director of scientific operations, director of scientific research, senior director of biochemistry development, vice president for assay biochemistry and reagent manufacturing, vice president for operations and acting vice president for assay biochemistry, vice president for consumables product development, and vice president for oncology research and development. Prior to Illumina Inc., Dr. Shen worked at Myriad Genetics, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company, from 1998 to 2000. Dr. Shen received his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from University of California, Los Angeles and his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Louisiana State University Medical Center. Additionally, Dr. Shen is a member of the External Advisory Board of the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Dr. Licen Lisa Xu

Dr. Xu has over 15 years of experience in driving the productization and lifecycle for life science and biomedical products, from conceptualization and research to development and commercialization. She is the chief commercial officer of FlashDx Inc., a molecular diagnostics point-of-care solution company, and an independent board member of Ribbon Biolab, a company specialized in the production of synthetic DNAs. Dr. Xu served as a vice president on strategic product management and lifecycle management at Roche Diagnostics, a subsidiary of Roche Holding AG for the development of diagnostic tests, instruments and digital solutions, and a vice president on strategic marketing and product management at Illumina Inc. Dr. Xu has a Ph.D. degree in molecular biology from University of Zurich and a master of science degree in biophysics from Tsinghua University, and completed the business executive education program from Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania.


Dr. Zhihong (Joe) Zhang
Director and Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Zhihong (Joe) Zhang has served as our director since June 2023. Dr.Zhang joined us as chief technology officer in March 2016. Prior to joining us, Dr. Zhang was a staff scientist of Illumina, Inc., and a senior fellow of Howard Hughes Medical Institute and University of Washington. He obtained a bachelor’s and master’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Fudan University in 1997 and 2000, and a Ph.D. degree in molecular genetics and microbiology from Duke University in 2005.

In 2021, Nasdaq amended its listing rules to require disclosure of specified board diversity metrics and diverse board composition, subject to certain exceptions and phase-in periods. The table below provides the composition of our Board based on voluntary self-identification of gender identity and other demographics. Each of the categories listed in the below table has the meaning as it is used in the Nasdaq rules and related guidance and instructions.

Board Diversity Matrix (As of July 18, 2022)

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