Dr. Pu Sun received his B.A. degree in Chemistry from Hanover College in Indiana and Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Penn State University. His graduate research had been focused on total syntheses of natural products. After obtaining his Ph.D., Dr. Sun joined the industry. His career has been focusing on the development of automated and high throughput solutions to a broad spectrum of research areas that include small and large molecule pharmaceutical research. Dr. Sun led a team that collaborated extensively with major pharmaceutical and biotech companies and provided high throughput screening research that included reaction optimization, polymorph, chiral resolution and solubility studies. His efforts contributed to the publication of 12 patents. After starting Atengen, Dr. Sun led the overall synthetic efforts, designing all 400+ structural iterations of a lead compound that ultimately led to the discovery of Atengen drug candidate that is currently in preclinical development.