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Hong Peng, PhD, MBA

Director Business Development; Senior Associate Director of Business Development, Office of Cooperative Research

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Hong Peng, PhD, MBA


Hong Peng, Ph.D., MBA, has over 25 years of experience in intellectual property management and business development. She has a robust life science background, extensive expertise in negotiating intellectual property-related contracts such as patent licenses, options and dispute settlement, sponsored research, and corporate alliance.

Hong has been managing a large portfolio of technologies at Yale University, particularly in the field of immunology, oncology, and regenerative medicine. She has been instrumental in establishing various pharmaceutical alliances and new ventures based upon Yale innovations.

Prior to her current position, Hong was Director of Patents and Licensing at Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute of New York Blood Center, where she led an operation with an annual royalty income of $60 million. Hong has also worked as an IP Licensing Associate at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Hong holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Cornell University, an MBA from Columbia University, and a BS in Biology from Peking University.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Cornell University (2021)
  • MBA
    Columbia University (2021)