Kwang-Ok Lee, PhD.
Managing Director of Bukwang Research Center
Kwang-Ok Lee holds Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry with more than 20 years of experience in drug development covering drug discovery, process chemistry, and translational science. He started his research career as a medicinal chemist at Hanmi Pharmaceutical. His main research focus is on the development of kinase inhibitors targeting cancer and autoimmune diseases. Kwang-Ok joined Bukwang in 2015. He published more than 10 scientific papers and 15 patent applications.
Taesook Yoon, PhD.
General Manager of New Business Development Team
Taesook studied Pharmacy at Ewha Women’s University, and received her PhD from the same university. She manages new projects and overseas business as the General Manager of the New Business Development Team. She is also the study director for a government-funded international joint research project. For 20 years of her career in new drug development, Taesook participated in several government-funded research projects, studying pharmacodynamic mechanisms and efficacies of many new compounds in cancer, inflammation, allergies, hypertension, obesity and diabetes. She published more than 40 research papers (more than 20 in SCI-rank journals) and contributed to filing of 15 patents. Before joining Bukwang she was Research Professor at the School of Pharmacy of Ewha Women’s University. Previous to this, she had her postdoctoral training at the School of Pharmacy of Rutgers University and worked as Senior Researcher at Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, a government-supported research center. She was awarded BK21 scholarship in 1999 and fellowship award from Korean-American Society in Biotech and Pharmaceuticals in 2010.
Eel Tae Kim
Head of Manufacturing, Executive Director
Eel Tae was qualified as pharmacist from the School of Pharmacy at Seoul National University. He has more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing and development of a wide range of formulations. He has been working at Bukwang for 10 years, and had worked at Dongwha Pharm. for 15 years before joining Bukwang. Eel Tae filed several patents in the field of formulation science. He is currently overseeing production and supply as the Head of Manufacturing at Bukwang.
Riswanto joined New Business Development team at Bukwang in 2013. He holds an MSc in pharmacy from Seoul National University and was trained in Natural Product Research Institute focusing on drug discovery from Korean and Indo-pacific marine sponges. He received his BA in pharmacy as well as his post-graduate pharmacist training from the University of Indonesia.
Seung Joo Lee
Seung Joo graduated with a BA in Biology from New York State University in 2011 and returned to Korea after 8 years of overseas stay before he joined Bukwang in 2013. Since that time he has been reviewing potential candidates under development worldwide from drug discovery to phase 3 stage, as a member of the New Business Development Team.