Management

Xuening (James) Huang, PhD – General Manager, Co-founder

Dr. Huang has extensive management experiences in the biotechnology service industry.  Before he joined Avance Biosciences, he held senior management positions in several biotechnology service companies.  He was the Site Manager and Director of Operations at Lark/Cogenics, where he helped to engineered a company restructure and led the site to a successful turn-around in business performance. Dr. Huang is a trained chemist and has an extensive track record of process development and improvement.

David Wall, PhD – Vice President of Quality, Co-founder

Dr. Wall brings 20 years of experience in molecular biology industry and a profound knowledge of both quality compliance and the biological sciences.  He worked for 15 years at Lark/Cogenics, where he served in multiple key positions such as Study Director, Laboratory Director, and Director of Quality. There, Dr. Wall led in two successful FDA audits when he was with Lark/Cogenics and managed numerous large-scale genomic testing projects for major pharmaceutical companies around the world.

Li (Kimberly) Li, PhD – Vice President of Lab Operations

Dr. Li has extensive experience in the molecular biology industry and possesses strong technical leadership in DNA sequencing, QPCR, Southern Blot, and other molecular biological methods. She worked as Laboratory Director and Study Director at Lark/Cogenics for more than a decade and managed several hundreds of FDA submission level DNA sequencing, Genotyping, Cell Bank Characterization, and other genomic testing projects for many pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies around the world.Prior to joining Avance Biosciences, Dr. Li also worked at SeqWright as a Senior Study Director. Early in her career, Dr. Li also served as Post-doctorate fellow at the Institute of Molecular Medicine/Genetic Center, UT Health Science Center at Houston, and at USDA in Savannah, Georgia.