Richard Lin is the Founder and CEO of Explora BioLabs, a San Diego-based preclinical contract research and pharmacology incubator company. As the CEO, Richard is responsible for the overall strategic development of the company business and vision, as well as overseeing the general operation of Explora’s 3 pharmacology research facilities in San Diego. Since it’s 2004 founding, Explora has helped more than150 biotech and pharmaceutical companies with their preclinical drug discovery research.

In addition to his role at Explora, Richard actively participates in local biotech community development. Serving an active role on the BIOCOM CRO committee, Richard helps develop bi-monthly CRO workshops and sponsors industry networking events. Richard also serves on the Industry Advisory Board of the Southern California Biotechnology Center, a state-sponsored training program to help train community college students and prepare them for working in the biotech industry. Prior to founding Explora BioLabs, Richard served in major research leadership positions in several biotech companies, including Ansata Therapeutics, Genset Corp, Corvas International and Axys Pharmaceuticals. Richard conducted his postdoctoral research at UC San Diego Cancer Center, and received his PhD in Zoology from UC Berkeley.


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