Yolanda Chong is the Senior Vice President of Biology at Recursion, a clinical-stage biotechnology company decoding biology by integrating technological innovations to radically improve lives. Yolanda has spent more than a decade building a career at the intersection of pharma and tech with a mission to apply innovative methods to discover therapies for patients. Since joining Recursion in 2017, she has built and led various teams across multiple disciplines including Innovation, Discovery Biology, Systems Biology and Multi-Omics. Currently, Yolanda is focused on applying the Recursion platform to build maps of biology and broadly deploy this unique approach across different applications and therapeutic areas in drug discovery. She also leads Recursion’s transformational partnership, with Roche and Genentech, to rapidly identify novel biological relationships and initiate and advance therapeutic programs in neuroscience and gastrointestinal oncology.
Prior to Recursion, Yolanda held multiple scientific leadership roles at Janssen Pharmaceuticals of Johnson and Johnson and received her academic training in Systems Biology at the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, University of Toronto.