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Technology Investor & Entrepreneur; Senior Program Officer; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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 Ling Wong Biography

Yun-Ling Wong, Ph.D. Program Officer and Program Investment Officer Global Health Discovery & Translational Sciences and Program Related Investments

Dr. Yun-Ling Wong currently serves as a Program Officer in the Global Health Program Discovery and Translational Sciences team. In this capacity, she leads the Grand Challenges Explorations Initiative. This $200M initiative is dedicated to identify and foster innovators and their ideas to solve challenges in the developing world. To date, nearly 700 awards have been made in over 70 countries to explore bold new ideas. The program is counted as one of the most successful programs for discovering and fostering innovation in the field of health and development.

Ling also serves as a Program Investment Officer in the Program Related Investment group, which is focused upon leveraging private capital to co-invest in technologies and products critical in development of solutions for Global Health and Development. To date, this group has $1B under management for investing across the Gates Foundation priority areas.

Prior to joining the Gates Foundation, Ling was at Harvard University where she developed an inhaled vaccine for tuberculosis. Passionate about working at the interface of technological innovation for applications in the developing world, Ling gained valuable insight and was instrumental in the translation of this inhaled technology to a group in Pretoria, South Africa.

Ling obtained her Ph.D. from Harvard University in Bioengineering and Applied Sciences and is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a BS in Chemical Engineering and a BS in Biology. She has been published in peer-reviewed journals including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and also featured in Newsweek.

Ling spent several years working in the biotechnology sector in the area of drug delivery and tissue engineering under the direction of Professor Robert Langer prior to her work at Harvard. Within the drug delivery arena, she was involved in start-up companies: Spherics, Inc and later Sontra Medical, Inc. Her tissue engineering work focused upon collaborations between Draper Laboratories and Massachusetts General Hospital.

In recognition of her contributions, Ling was named a World Economic Forum Global Shaper in 2012. Ling was also awarded numerous awards for scientific achievement.

Ling is an advocate to foster science and technology innovation. In her work at the MIT Sloan School of Management, her interest includes studying the social network in the biotechnology sector to successful translation of innovation. She has also served at the United States Senate on policy and press strategy related to prescription drugs and stem cell research.

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Ling Wong

Technology Investor & Entrepreneur; Senior Program Officer; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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Ling Wong Biography

Yun-Ling Wong, Ph.D. Program Officer and Program Investment Officer Global Health Discovery & Translational Sciences and Program Related Investments

Dr. Yun-Ling Wong currently serves as a Program Officer in the Global Health Program Discovery and Translational Sciences team. In this capacity, she leads the Grand Challenges Explorations Initiative. This $200M initiative is dedicated to identify and foster innovators and their ideas to solve challenges in the developing world. To date, nearly 700 awards have been made in over 70 countries to explore bold new ideas. The program is counted as one of the most successful programs for discovering and fostering innovation in the field of health and development.

Ling also serves as a Program Investment Officer in the Program Related Investment group, which is focused upon leveraging private capital to co-invest in technologies and products critical in development of solutions for Global Health and Development. To date, this group has $1B under management for investing across the Gates Foundation priority areas.

Prior to joining the Gates Foundation, Ling was at Harvard University where she developed an inhaled vaccine for tuberculosis. Passionate about working at the interface of technological innovation for applications in the developing world, Ling gained valuable insight and was instrumental in the translation of this inhaled technology to a group in Pretoria, South Africa.

Ling obtained her Ph.D. from Harvard University in Bioengineering and Applied Sciences and is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a BS in Chemical Engineering and a BS in Biology. She has been published in peer-reviewed journals including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and also featured in Newsweek.

Ling spent several years working in the biotechnology sector in the area of drug delivery and tissue engineering under the direction of Professor Robert Langer prior to her work at Harvard. Within the drug delivery arena, she was involved in start-up companies: Spherics, Inc and later Sontra Medical, Inc. Her tissue engineering work focused upon collaborations between Draper Laboratories and Massachusetts General Hospital.

In recognition of her contributions, Ling was named a World Economic Forum Global Shaper in 2012. Ling was also awarded numerous awards for scientific achievement.

Ling is an advocate to foster science and technology innovation. In her work at the MIT Sloan School of Management, her interest includes studying the social network in the biotechnology sector to successful translation of innovation. She has also served at the United States Senate on policy and press strategy related to prescription drugs and stem cell research.

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  • How to book Ling Wong?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ling Wong for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ling Wong, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ling Wong or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ling Wong?

    Booking fees for Ling Wong, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ling Wong, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ling Wong?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ling Wong for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ling Wong for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ling Wong or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ling Wong or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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