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William Jia, PhD

Dr. William Jia is Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) and co-founder of Virogin Biotech Limited.

Currently, William is the PI and head of a laboratory specialized in Gene Therapy and Virus Vector in the Centre for Brain Health at University of British Columbia's (UBC). As an active academic, he is also a tenured associate professor in UBC Faculty of Medicine, and an associate member of British Columbia's Cancer Centre. He has published more than 120 papers in international journals, invited to published 90 academic reports and abstracts, and owns over 10 patents.

With over 20 years of experience in R&D, management and entrepreneurship, William is amongst the world's pioneers in oncolytic virotherapy and immuno-oncology. For his work and dedicated efforts in the field, William was among the Best Medical Scientists in Canada on Time Magazine's (Canada) in August 1999.

William received his PhD from UBC, Master's Degree from Dalhousie University, and BSc Biology from Fudan University.

Contact William at wjia@virogin.com