I am ASCPT: Xinning Yang

Author: [AUTHOR] Published on 6/1/2021 12:00:00 AM

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Xinning Yang, PhD, Policy Lead, US Food and Drug Administration, Ellicott City, Maryland

What professional accomplishment are you most proud of?
My most proud professional accomplishment is becoming an expert in the drug interaction field in the Office of Clinical Pharmacology of the US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (FDA/CDER), and contributing to guidance and policy development for drug interaction related issues. I serve as one of the representatives of the FDA in the International Council of Harmonization (ICH) drug interaction guidance global harmonization working group as a Deputy Topic Lead.

Do you have a favorite tip or trick for regulatory review during drug development that you want to share with fellow members?
I try to think from both sides of a question so that a decision can be made based on totality of evidence.

How do you keep focused and motivated?
I remain intrinsically curious about science. The process of learning and exploring the unknown is highly rewarding.

When you aren’t working, how do you spend your free time?
I spend my free time reading.

What was your childhood dream job?
I wanted to be a scientist. This was probably influenced by my educational environment, which emphasized the importance of STEM.

Dr. Yang has been a member of ASCPT since 2012.

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