Robert Drakas, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Dr. Drakas is executive director of ShangPharma Innovation. He previously served as the senior director of Business Development at ChemPartner Inc., a leading research organization providing services for the biopharmaceutical industry. Earlier in his career, Dr. Drakas served as senior analyst and senior research biochemist at Merck. He received a B.S. degree in biology from the University of Scranton, an M.S. in biochemistry from Drexel University and a Ph.D. in molecular pharmacology from Thomas Jefferson University.