Dr. Eugene Sun is Senior Vice President, Research and Development for the TB Alliance, where he guides and oversees the organization’s research and development activities. Dr. Sun joined the TB Alliance in June, 2019. He was previously Senior Medical Advisor to BARDA (Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority) within the US Department of Health and Hunan Services (HHS). Prior to that, he served as the Chief Executive Officer for Melinta Therapeutics from 2015 to 2017 and as its Executive Vice President from 2013 to 2015. Prior to joining Melinta, Dr. Sun held senior positions during a 17-year career at Abbott Laboratories, most recently as Corporate Vice President, Global Pharmaceutical Clinical Development. From 2001 to 2007, Dr. Sun served on the FDA Antiviral Drugs Advisory Committee.
He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine, and a fellowship in infectious diseases, at the University of California, San Francisco. During his fellowship, Dr. Sun received a National Research Service Award and a Physician Scientist Award from the NIH.