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Managing Director

Local Address: New York, United States
Company Description: Labrador Advisors is a boutique advisory firm that works with pharmaceutical companies, specialty pharma and biotech companies, offering strategy, corporate...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • MD
    Harvard Medical School
  • BA , Molecular Biology
    Princeton University
  • MD
  • M.D.
  • M.D
  • M.D.
    Harvard Medical School
  • B.A. with high honors , Molecular Biology
    Princeton
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Ascendancy Healthcare
www.ascendancyhealthcare.com, 4 Jan 2015 [cached]
Debra Yu, MD | SVP, GLOBAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Debra is Managing Director of Labrador Advisors, a life sciences advisory firm that works with companies on corporate development, business development, and strategy. In this capacity she works with leading pharma, biotech and specialty pharm companies and is active doing partnering, M&A and other transactions. One half of her time is currently devoted to China-related activities. She also serves on the editorial board of Elsevier's Pharmasia News and is the Midatlantic Regional Chairperson for Bayhelix, a China-U.S. cross-border life sciences industry organization. Previously she was VP of strategy at WuxiApptec (NYSE: WX), one of the world's leading Clinical Research Organizations, based in Shanghai, China.
Debra has over 20 years of experience in venture capital and the life sciences industry. She began her industry training at Morgan Stanley and then worked at McKinsey & Co., in New York and London. She then served as a general partner of two prominent bay area venture capital firms, Delphi Ventures and Bay City Capital. During her days in California, in her capacity as a Director of the Permanente Company, she helped Kaiser Permanente a leading Health delivery organization, build an in house venture capital group. After returning to the East Coast in the early 2000s, she built and co-led Pfizer's venture capital group in New York. While at Pfizer, she led activities related to asset monetization/asset divestiture and led the groundbreaking work which resulted in the creation of Pfizer's outlicensing activity. She was also involved in Pfizer's Diagnostics Council and was an active participant in Pfizer's Innovation agenda. She has stewarded more than 25 companies through venture capital, sat on the board of 8 and stepped in as CEO of one. Debra has held internships at the U.S. FDA, The Wilkerson Group and Genentech.
Debra received a BA with high honors in Molecular Biology from Princeton in 1986 and earned an MD from Harvard Medical School in 1992. Debra is a Governor of the Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton and serves as the group's Treasurer and a member of the Biology Council, Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, NJ.
Our Board « Center for Supportive Schools
supportiveschools.org, 17 Dec 2014 [cached]
Debra Yu
M.D., Harvard Medical School; B.A., Molecular Biology, Princeton University. Managing Director of Labrador Advisors, LLC. Midatlantic Regional Chairperson for Bayhelix. Governor of the Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton. Member of the Biology Council, Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, NJ.
WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX) Appoints Dr. Debra Yu as VP of Strategy
www.apptecls.com, 10 July 2008 [cached]
July 10, 2008 - Shanghai, China - WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX), a leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device research and development outsourcing company with operations in China and the United States, today announced that it has appointed Dr. Debra Yu as the Vice President of Strategy.
Prior to joining WuXi PharmaTech, Dr. Yu worked at Pfizer Inc., where she co-led Pfizer's venture capital group and was instrumental in working in diverse areas such as diagnostics, asset monetization and creative finance structures and Pfizer's innovation agenda. Earlier she was a General Partner at Delphi Ventures and a Managing Director at Bay City Capital, two leading Bay area venture firms focused on the life sciences. In addition, Dr. Yu has held senior positions at many leading companies and organizations like McKinsey & Co., the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Wilkerson Group, Morgan Stanley & Co., Genentech Inc. and the Permanente Company. She has stewarded more than 25 companies through venture capital, and sat on the board of eight and stepped in as Chief Executive Officer of one.
Dr. Yu's responsibilities in her new role include bringing constructive leadership and stewardship to the company's strategic planning and initiatives. Dr. Yu will report directly to Dr. Ge Li, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WuXi PharmaTech.
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"I am very pleased to welcome Debra on board to further increase the depth of our senior management," commented Dr. Ge Li, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WuXi PharmaTech.
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"With 19 years of experiences in venture capital and life sciences, Debra will provide strategic guidance as we continue building a global drug and medical device R&D service platform through organic growth, partnership and M&A."
Dr. Yu received her BA in Molecular Biology from Princeton University, New Jersey in 1986 and her MD from Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts in 1992.
Labrador Advisors
www.labradoradvisors.com, 13 Feb 2015 [cached]
Debra Yu, MD, Managing Director of Labrador Advisors, has over 20 years of experience in the life sciences industry and possesses a unique skill set having worked in venture capital, business development, strategy, banking and management consulting.
In addition to heading Labrador, she also serves on the editorial board of Elsevier's Pharmasia News and is the Midatlantic Regional Chairperson for Bayhelix, a China-US cross-border, life sciences industry organization. Previously, she was VP of Strategy at WuxiApptec (NYSE: WX), one of the world's leading outsourced services company, based in Shanghai, China.
Debra began her industry training at Morgan Stanley and then worked at McKinsey & Co., in New York and London. She then served as a general partner of two prominent bay area venture capital firms, Delphi Ventures and Bay City Capital. During her time in California, in her capacity as a Director of the Permanente Company, Debra helped Kaiser Permanente, a leading Health delivery organization, build an in-house venture capital group. After returning to the East Coast in the early 2000s, she built and co-led Pfizer's venture capital group in New York. While at Pfizer, she led activities related to asset monetization/asset divestiture and led the groundbreaking work which resulted in the initiation of Pfizer's out-licensing activity. She was also involved in Pfizer's Diagnostics Council and was an active participant in Pfizer's Innovation agenda. Debra has stewarded more than 25 companies through venture capital, sat on the board of 8 and stepped in as CEO of one.
Debra has held internships at the U.S. FDA, The Wilkerson Group and Genentech. Debra received a BA with high honors in Molecular Biology from Princeton in 1986 and earned an MD from Harvard Medical School in 1992. Debra is a Governor of the Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton and serves as the group's Treasurer and a member of the Biology Council, Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, NJ.
¡¤Dr. Debra Yu, Managing ...
marketwire.ei86.net, 29 Sept 2014 [cached]
¡¤Dr. Debra Yu, Managing Director, Labrador Advisors
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