Jingjing Wang

Jingjing is a senior associate at Lightstone Ventures evaluating new biopharma investment opportunities.  Jingjing has a background in neurobiology and life sciences strategy.

Before joining Lightstone, Jingjing was a Life Sciences Consultant at L.E.K. Consulting, where she worked on projects including target identification, opportunity assessment, corporate strategy, and commercial assessment for large pharmaceutical, mid-cap, and early-stage biotech companies. During her graduate studies, Jingjing was a senior fellow at the Office for Translation & Commercialization at Duke University assessing emerging technologies generated in laboratories at Duke.

Yvonne Koh, Ph.D.

Yvonne is an Associate at Lightstone Singapore Pte Ltd where she supports the team in evaluating and driving venture investment opportunities in the biopharmaceutical and medical device sectors.

Prior to Lightstone, she was Deputy Director at the National Research Foundation, a division of the Prime Minister’s Office Singapore, where she led the formulation of innovation policy, implemented innovation grants and managed various technology translation platforms in the life sciences sector. Yvonne was also the Vice-President of Biotech Connection Singapore, where she worked closely with innovators, community leaders, academics and investors in shaping a vibrant life sciences startup ecosystem in Singapore.

Yvonne holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a B.Sc. from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. She was a recipient of the National Science Scholarship from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Singapore.

Brendan Kelly, Ph.D.

Brendan is a Vice President at Lightstone Ventures evaluating opportunities in the biopharmaceutical sector. Brendan has a background in medicinal chemistry and computational drug discovery research, and life sciences strategy.

Prior to Lightstone, Brendan was Director of New Product Planning at Q32 Bio, where he helped to define value propositions and commercial strategy for the company’s lead assets and discovery platform. Brendan was previously a life sciences strategy consultant at L.E.K. Consulting, working on projects across therapeutic areas, modalities and technologies, including pipeline optimization, go-to-market strategies, BD and M&A due diligence.

Brendan’s research at Stanford Computer Science, University of Toronto and Trinity College Dublin focused on computational methods of small molecule drug discovery for oncology and neuroscience targets. With his background in research and strategy, Brendan is keenly Interested in the intersection of innovative science, company formation and strategy, particularly in the pursuit of new therapeutics for patients in need.

Young Kwon, Ph.D.

Young is an Advisor to LSV. He assists the LSV biopharmaceutical team with deal sourcing, due diligence, and portfolio company management. He initially joined LSV in April 2021 as an Operating Partner.

Young is an accomplished executive with significant operating and venture capital experience.

He is currently the CEO of Alchemab Therapeutics, an LSV portfolio company focused on developing novel antibody therapeutics generated from patients resilient to disease.

Young is also a member of the board of directors of ADMA Biologics, (Nasdaq: ADMA), a commercial biopharmaceutical company dedicated to manufacturing, marketing and developing specialty plasma-derived biologics.

Young held a variety of leadership roles over ten years as a senior executive at Momenta Pharmaceuticals, a public biotech company, prior to its sale to Johnson & Johnson for $6.5 billion. Young was most recently Chief Financial and Business Officer at Momenta, where he had responsibility for business development, strategy, finance, investor relations, and commercial. Young led public equity financings raising nearly $500 million, and led the company’s sale to J&J. Prior to Momenta, Young was a business development professional at Biogen, driving a variety of transactions. Young previously worked at Advanced Technology Ventures, working with the team on investments including Acceleron, Five Prime, Hypnion, and Zeltiq.

Christina Isacson, Ph.D.

Christina Isacson is a Partner of Lightstone Ventures and focuses on investments in the biopharmaceutical sector. Christina has spent over 15 years in the biotech industry across operational roles and in venture capital. She brings experience in creating, launching, building and operating early stage biotechnology companies including Magenta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MGTA) and Decibel Therapeutics (NASDAQ:DBTX).

Before joining Lightstone in 2021, Christina was part of the founding team and Chief Business Officer at Magenta Therapeutics where she was accountable for portfolio strategy and management, program management, business development, alliance management and commercial strategy. Prior to Magenta, Christina was Principal at Third Rock Ventures, an early-stage life sciences venture capital firm. At Third Rock, Christina focused on new company formation, due diligence, and led business development efforts more broadly on behalf of Third Rock. Prior to being part of the founding teams of Magenta and Decibel, Christina held operational roles at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IRWD) in corporate development. In addition, she has held venture roles with Boston University’s Technology Development Fund and with Accelerator Corp (Fund I).

Originally trained as a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, leading the integration of science and medicine with business is a fundamental objective in her career.

Doug Treco, Ph.D.

Doug Treco, PhD, was a co-founder of Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 2008 and served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors from its inception until its acquisition by UCB in April 2020. Previously, he was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Morgenthaler Ventures from January 2008 to May 2014. In 1988, he co-founded Transkaryotic Therapies Inc. (TKT), a multi-platform biopharmaceutical company developing protein and gene therapy products, which was acquired by Shire Pharmaceuticals Group plc in 2005.  Dr. Treco was a Visiting Scientist in the Department of Molecular Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Lecturer in Genetics at Harvard Medical School from 2004 to 2007. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and performed postdoctoral studies at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Hong I. Wan, Ph.D.

Hong I. Wan, Ph.D. is president, chief executive officer and co-founder of Tallac Therapeutics. Previously as chief scientific officer and a member of the founding management at ALX Oncology, she led the team to advance ALX148, a best-in-class myeloid checkpoint inhibitor, for multiple tumor indications. Prior to ALX Oncology, Dr. Wan held various leadership positions at Pfizer and Wyeth Research, where she was responsible for the early development and translational medicine strategy and execution across various therapeutic areas. Dr. Wan started her career at Renovis where she led discovery programs in neuroinflammation.

Jaume Pons, Ph.D.

Dr. Pons currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of ALX Oncology. He previously served as Chief Scientific Officer and site head of Rinat (Pfizer), where he was responsible for portfolio delivery from idea to clinical development. He implemented the vision of a company unit following biology across therapeutic areas while generating advanced antibody technologies and turned Rinat into the center of cancer immunology for Pfizer. Dr. Pons is an inventor of fremanezumab, which was approved by the FDA in 2018, as well as two other antibodies in late-stage clinical development and has advanced nine additional antibodies into human trials in multiple therapeutic areas. As Senior Vice President of R&D, he was a member of Pfizer’s World R&D Leadership Team. Before Pfizer, Dr. Pons created and led Rinat’s protein engineering group and was a scientist at Chiron.

Susan Molineaux, Ph.D.

Dr. Molineaux is the co-founder, President and CEO of Calithera Biosciences, a start-up company that commenced operations in June of 2010. Prior to starting Calithera, Dr. Molineaux was a co-founder of Proteolix and served as the CSO for two years before becoming President and CEO of the company. Proteolix was acquired by Onyx Pharmaceuticals in November 2009. Prior to joining Proteolix, Dr. Molineaux was Vice President of Biology at Rigel Pharmaceuticals from 2000 to 2003. Before that, she was Vice President of Biology at Praelux, and from 1994 through 1999, Dr. Molineaux served as Vice President of Drug Development at Praecis Pharmaceuticals. From 1989 until 1994 she was a scientist in the immunology group at Merck, in Rahway, NJ.

Wen Qi Ho, Ph.D.

Wen Qi is a Vice President at Lightstone Singapore Pte,Ltd., where she evaluates new investment opportunities in the biopharmaceutical and medical device sectors out of the firm’s Singapore office.

Wen Qi attained her B.Sc. in Molecular and Cellular Biology at Johns Hopkins University, and her PhD in Immunology at Stanford University under the guidance of Professor Gerald Crabtree, a Howard Hughes Medical Institutes investigator. She was also the recipient of the National Science Scholarship from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Singapore. While at Stanford, she enrolled in the Program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Stanford School of Business where she learned business fundamentals and had hands-on experience at developing an idea to business plan. Since moving to Singapore, Wen Qi has been actively involved in the Executive Committee of Biotech Connection Singapore, which aims to promote the life science entrepreneurship eco-system in Singapore by providing a platform for innovators, academics, and investors to come together.