Dr. Ray Ruopan Huang, MD, PhD, is co-founder and CEO of RayBiotech, Inc. In addition, he is visiting Professor at several Universities and an adjunct associate Professor at Emory University. As a pioneer in the development of protein array technologies, he and his team have developed many innovative protein and antibody array platforms which have been transformed into products that are now used worldwide by many investigators and which contribute significantly to many biomedical discoveries. Dr. Huang is key to the decision-making process, providing guidance and insight in regards to RayBiotech’s long-term vision and direction. In addition, he has published over 100 scientific research papers, book chapters and abstracts. He also serves on the editorial board of a number of journals and as a member of other committees, including an NIH study section and the Chinese National Natural Science Fund. His research has been funded by NIH, American Cancer Society, Emory University and others. During his tenure, he has received several awards, including the American Cancer Society Young Investigator Award. Dr. Huang received his MD at Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Science, P.R. China and his PhD in Biochemistry from Kagoshima University, Japan.
Rani Huang, MBA, is Co-founder, President and Chief Operating Officer for RayBiotech. She has been directly involved in every aspect of the company from startup and launch of its first products and services in 2001 to the present. Ms. Huang brings a wealth of corporate-level experience to the company and currently manages and oversees all day-to-day operations and logistics. She works closely with all departments including Sales and Marketing, Business Development and R&D to ensure the timely and aggressive growth of the company’s offerings. In addition, she is key to the decision-making process, providing guidance and insight in regards to the company’s long-term vision and direction. Ms. Huang has extensive sales and marketing experience and, through extensive coursework completed in University of California San Diego and others, she has a strong background in finance, human resources, accounting, biology and computer science. She has done research in Burnham institutes and published around 20 papers in scientific journals in her early career. She served previously as Financial Advisor and received the President’s Award at Prudential. She has successfully founded profitable real estate companies and an IT company. Ms. Huang received her Master of Business Administration from Emory University Goizueta Business School.
Dr. Bill Edens, PhD, MBA, VP Operations for RayBiotech, has over 20 years of experience in the life sciences industry with time spent in both the academic and the commercial arenas. Dr. Edens has extensive sales, marketing and management experience with specific skills in building and motivating teams of highly educated employees with scientific backgrounds. Dr. Edens received his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996. Following his time in Wisconsin Dr. Edens worked as an associate scientist with a joint position at Montana State University and Mycotech, Inc. In 2000 he joined Emory University as a Post-Doctoral Fellow where he published in major scientific journals including a cover article in The Journal of Cell Biology for his work with RNAi in C. elegans. While working as a Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr. Edens also received his MBA from the Georgia Institute of Technology. In 2003 he left Emory to co-found Stheno Corporation, a company focused on advances in chiral detection. Dr. Edens acted as CEO and directed the general business, financial and sales & marketing operations of the Stheno Corporation until its sale to Spectra Analysis in 2008. Dr. Edens then joined Sigma-Aldrich where he managed Life Science sales in the Southeastern United States and the daily sales and marketing activities of a team of Life Science Sales Specialists through 2012 when he joined RayBiotech.
Dr. Valerie Jones, PhD, Director of Sales & Marketing, joined RayBiotech in 2007 bringing the company an extensive knowledge of protein biochemistry. Prior to joining RayBiotech, she received her post-doctoral training at Emory University where she was awarded the prestigious Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award grant by the National Institutes of Health. She has numerous publications focusing on the molecular mechanism of biotin carboxylase activity and the interactions between gut bacteria and the intestinal epithelium. Valerie spearheads RayBiotech’s key marketing efforts, leads the technical support team and travels nationally and internationally to deliver technical seminars on Raybiotech’s antibody array technology. Dr. Jones graduated with a PhD in Biochemistry from Louisiana State University in 2004.