Eric Deng, PhD
Vice President, CMC Operations⟵ Back to Team
Dr. Deng has over 20 years of manufacturing and supply chain operations leadership experience in the biopharmaceutical industry at both emerging and multinational companies. He has a proven track record of building global product supply networks to successfully advance novel therapies from discovery to clinical development and commercialization. Prior to joining Escient, Dr. Deng spent seven years at Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical leading supply chain, manufacturing, and cross-functional CMC teams, most recently as the Senior Director of Manufacturing Management and CMC Lead. Previously, he was a Business Unit Manager responsible for overall manufacturing and supply chain operations of a Bayer HealthCare business franchise. He also held operations leadership positions with Metrika, Johnson & Johnson, and Honeywell.
Dr. Deng earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from The Ohio State University specializing in coordination chemistry and molecular guest–host interaction. He was a Department of Energy Postdoctoral Fellow conducting research on nuclear waste management at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Dr. Deng received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Nankai University and an M.B.A. in Operations Management from the University of Houston. He gained his Process Excellence Black Belt certification from Johnson & Johnson.