Lawrence X. Yu0000-0002-2955-3915
Lawrence X. Yu works as the Deputy Director for Science and Director of Chemistry at the Office of Generic Drugs, Food and Drug Administration, overseeing CMC review operation, policy development, and regulatory research with over 140 staff scientists. He is also adjunct Professor of pharmaceutical engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich, USA. Prior to joining the FDA, Dr. Yu had worked at Pfizer (Upjohn) and Glaxo Wellcome for 8 years. Dr. Yu joined the FDA in 1999 and has served as Team Leader, Deputy Division Director, and Division Director. His research interests have centered on the prediction of oral drug delivery and the development of pharmaceutical quality by design. His compartmental absorption and transit (CAT) model has laid the foundation for the commercial software, GastroPLUSTM and Simcyp®, which are being widely used in the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Yu serves as a Fellow and the past Section Chair of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and an Associate Editor of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Journal. Dr. Yu has authored/coauthored over 200 papers, book chapters, and abstracts and given over 150 invited presentations. He is a coeditor of the book entitled Biopharmaceutics Applications in Drug Development. Dr. Yu is the winner of numerous awards including the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Fellowship, AAPS Excellent Graduate Research, Department of Health and Human Service Outstanding Leadership Award, FDA Commissioner’s Special Citation, Outstanding Achievement, Group Recognition, Regulatory Science, Team Excellence awards, Upjohn special recognition award, and Naigai Foundation Japan Tokyo Distinguished Lectureship. Dr. Yu received his B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Zhejiang Institute of Technology, China, his M.S. degree in chemical engineering from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, his M.S. degree in pharmaceutics from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, and his Ph.D. degree in pharmaceutics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich, USA.
Biography Updated on 5 January 2013