Who We Are

Sino-American Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Professional Association (SABPA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in early 2002 by professionals and scholars from the Chinese community in San Diego. In 2005, the organization expanded to Orange County and Los Angeles. SABPA has more than 3500 members who are scholars, professionals and entrepreneurs in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry in Southern California.

SABPA is a grassroots organization managed and operated by volunteers throughout the entire organizational construct. In this volunteer-based organization, team cohesion and collaboration play vital roles that have enabled SABPA to grow, excel and succeed with its unique identity. With this identity SABPA has created a strong foundation and established a common ground to fulfill its missions and is continuously building up the collective power and synergy among its members and collaborators.

For more information about the San Diego chapter of SABPA, click here.

For more information about the Orange County/Los Angeles chapter of SABPA, click here.

For the Bylaws of SABPA, click here


Our Mission

  • Networking – to provide a forum for facilitating interactions and communications among professionals in global science and technology arena.
  • Career Development – to foster professional growth, personal development and enhance leadership potential.
  • Pacific Connections – to promote the interactions and collaborations in science and technology across the Pacific regions.
  • Education – to stimulate and nurture the innovative ideas, cutting-edge technologies, entrepreneurship and to bring public awareness of the benefits of biomedical research.

Our Vision

SABPA will become the most valuable professional association to our members and to our community.

Join Us

The strength of our association is derived from our members. If you are interested in exploring greater opportunities in the biotech and pharmaceutical fields, we encourage you to join us. Please spread this message to your friends and colleagues who may be interested in joining us.

SABPA Board of Directors:

Peter Zhu Chair
Yahu Liu Vice Chair,  President San Diego Chapter
Mingzhu Zhang Vice Chair
Jinsong Ni Vice Chair, President of OC/LA chapter
Yanbo Yang Vice Chair
JC Xu  
Guang Chen  
Hua Gong  
Peter Huang  
Hui Li  
Yang Liu  
Yi Liu  
Shuangwei Li  
Huaina Li  
Weijun Shen  
Fred Ouyang  
Stephanie Shi  
Yung-Chih Wang  
Tao Wu  
Xing Yang  
Xuefeng Zhu