Sheng Ding is the Founding Dean and Bayer Distinguished Professor at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tsinghua University. He is also Founding CEO/CSO of the Global Health Drug Discovery Institute, a Gates Foundation-funded institute finding medicines for the developing world. Prof Ding is also Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at UCSF and William K. Bowes, Jr. Distinguished Investigator at the Gladstone Institutes. He was previously Associate Professor at Scripps Research. Sheng is a scientific cofounder of 6 biotechs since 2007, with multiple IPOs.