Zen Liu
Zen Liu
Scientific Strategist/Strategy - Medical
McCann Health
Zen is a biomedical engineer by training, with a
background in tissue engineering and regenerative
medicine. Her academic research focused on cardiac
tissue regeneration using human embryonic and
induced pluripotent stem cells, and engineering human
tumor models for drug-testing applications. She received
a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) in
biomedical engineering from the University of
Pennsylvania and a PhD in biomedical engineering from
Columbia University.

Following her graduate studies, Zen started her career
in medical communications and promotional medical
education, eventually joining the Scientific Strategy team
at McCann Health NY in 2020. Throughout her career,
Zen has worked to further the strategic goals of her clients by mastering therapeutic areas, identifying critical
unmet needs, and leveraging HCP and patient insights,
in order to crystallize key clinical opportunities. She has
honed her scientific and strategic expertise working
across US and global business that spans diverse
therapeutic areas, including oncology, immunology,
rheumatology, endocrinology/metabolic disease, rare
disease, and vaccines.

Zen was born and raised in the Midwest and will forever
think of Chicago as her home, even though she has now
been living in NYC for 11 years and considers herself a
“real New Yorker.” Zen is also an avid fan of stand-up
comedy and pretty much anything associated with the
Marvel Cinematic Universe.