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Sr. Director, Head of In Vivo Pharmacology
Dr. Jessica Sun is a Sr. Director, Head of In Vivo Pharmacology at Terremoto Biosciences. Jessica received her MD from China Medical University, a PhD in Medical Sciences from Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan, and completed a postdoctoral training at Stanford University School of Medicine. She has over 17 years of industrial experience focusing on drug discovery and development in the field of cancer, inflammatory, metabolic, renal, and liver disease. Jessica utilizes translational and biomarker sciences in preclinical models to facilitate development of pipeline molecules and has a proven track of transitioning small molecules from preclinical to clinical development. Jessica started her healthcare career as an internal medicine doctor in China; after moving to the US, she entered industry at Y’s Therapeutics and went on to work for several biotech companies such as Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Reset Therapeutics, and ORIC Pharmaceuticals, where she held positions with increasing responsibility.
Jessica had served Boy Scouts of America for over 10 years where she had been a chair of Fundraising Committee for 5 years. In 2017, she received Wood Badge Award, the highest level of adult scout leadership program. Jessica recently joined UCSF Catalyst Award Selection Committee as a Catalyst Industry Advisor. She has been a long-term AACR member as well.
In her spare time, she likes cooking and gardening.
Prior CABS Service
Jessica has served as a co-chair of SLC (2012, 2013), STC (2014),
BCD (2015), and most recently AMC (2022) since she joined CABS
in 2012. She was appointed vice chair of Organizing Committee of
2022 BioPacific Conference, which was successfully held in
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