Forsyth Institute elects Dr. Wenyuan Shi CEO: 6 takeaways

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The Forsyth Institute in Cambridge, Mass., appointed Wenyuan Shi, PhD, CEO and chief scientific officer effective September 1.

Here are six takeaways:

1. Dr. Shi is the co-author of more than 200 scientific articles and credited as co-inventor of 45 patents.

2. His most notable development is an herbal lollipop that is designed to treat tooth decay in children.

3. Dr. Shi is the co-founder of C3J Therapeutics, a biotechnology company focused on improving human health through targeted, pathogen specific antimicrobials to modulate microbiome.

4. Previously, Dr. Shi served as the oral biology chair at the University of California Los Angeles School of Dentistry.

5. With the appointment of Dr. Shi, Forsyth Institute named interim CEO and Chief Operating Officer Diane MacDonald president.

6. Forsyth Institute is a research organization dedicated to understanding the important connections between oral health and overall wellness.

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