Founder & Head of Growth and Strategy, Explora Biolabs
Dr. Richard Lin is the founder of Explora BioLabs, a San Diego-based preclinical vivarium service company. He also serves on the Planning Committee of the BIOCOM CRO Initiative, and is a member of the board of LaunchBio, a nonprofit organization that identifies, counsels, and supports high-growth, high-impact biotechnology companies. With his keen interests in education, he also serves on the Industry Advisory Board of the Southern California Biotech Center.
Richard has more than 25 years of academic research and industry drug development experience, with extensive knowledge of cancer biology, metabolic diseases, and animal physiology. Prior to founding Explora BioLabs in 2004, Richard held leadership positions in research and preclinical development at Ansata Therapeutics, Genset Corporation, Corvas International, and Axys Pharmaceuticals. Richard conducted his postdoctoral research at UC San Diego Cancer Center, and received his PhD in Zoology from UC Berkeley.