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Chanfeng Zhao

VP of R&D Chemistry

Chanfeng brings over 20 years of experience of nucleotide and modified nucleotides used in Sequencing and Synthetic Genomics fields. She was the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of MyChem LLC (acquired by TriLink), a company that specialized in making synthetic ultra-pure nucleotides to customers in the diagnostics, pharmaceutics, genomics and research markets. Prior to MyChem, Chanfeng was one of the first employees at Illumina where she was a Staff Scientist and Project Leader. While there, she developed the chemistry of attaching modified oligonucleotides to bead surfaces for BeadChip products. Chanfeng received her Ph.D in Chemistry from SUNY at Buffalo, and a B.Sc with honors in Petroleum Chemical Engineering from East China University of Science and Technology.