Dr. Jonathan Zung ’86, Prescription for Success

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Jonathan Zung, Ph.D., knows what it takes to grow professionally. He began his career as an analytical chemist with Pfizer in 1991 and over the last twenty-five years has held a variety of executive leadership positions in the pharmaceutical and pharmaceutical services industries. Each of his roles has exposed Jonathan to new challenges and allowed him to operate outside his comfort zone. Jonathan currently serves as advisor to the CEO of WCG clinical and president of one of their operating divisions. Prior to that he served as group president for clinical development and commercialization services for Covance Drug Development, a LabCorp company. In that role he led a global organization of over 8,000 employees in sixty countries spanning all phases of clinical development and market access services.

He joined LabCorp from UCB, where he was vice president and head of global clinical sciences and operations. With more than twenty years of pharmaceutical development experience, Dr. Zung has overseen large-scale development projects in oncology, immunology, cardiovascular disease, and other major therapeutic areas.

Before joining UCB, Jonathan was vice president and head of global development operations at Bristol-Myers Squibb, where he led a 1,400-person organization that was responsible for the conduct of clinical trials. He also held several positions at Pfizer global research and development.

Dr. Zung received his bachelor of science in chemistry from Florida Tech in 1986 and his doctorate in analytical chemistry from Emory University in Atlanta. He served as a member of the Florida Institute of Technology Board of Trustees from 2010 to 2016.

In 2013, he also established an endowed scholarship in chemistry at Florida Tech in memory of his father, Martin Zung. “I’ve always been a staunch supporter of Florida Tech and value the education I received there. The chemistry faculty at Florida Tech provided me with amazing opportunities, taught me how to be a problem solver and to think strategically. I created the scholarship to acknowledge the impact Florida Tech has had on me and the importance education had to my father,” he said. The scholarship recognizes an outstanding junior or senior chemistry major who has demonstrated strong academic performance and outstanding independent research.

Dr. Zung was featured in Florida Tech’s 60th Anniversary special edition book, “60 for 60: Celebrating Sixty Years of Alumni at Florida Institute of Technology.” Copies are available for purchase here.

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