Liming Shao joined Fudan University in 2012 as a Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at School of Pharmacy. In December 2013, Dr. Shao was appointed Director of Shanghai Center for Drug Discovery and Development (SCDDD).
Prior to joining Fudan University, Dr. Shao was a senior director at Sepracor Inc./Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. in drug discovery research. For over 20 years, as a medicinal chemist, Dr. Shao participated in or led programs that cover a broad range of drug discovery research and development and which have resulted in 20 advanced leads for preclinical development for the treatment of pain, depression, ADHA, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease and the acceptance by the FDA of 4 IND applications in the US and 1 marketed drug in China.
Dr. Shao’s academic training was at the Tokyo University where he received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University.