Minmin Yen is a 2023 Millennium Leadership Fellow and is passionate about using innovative solutions to reduce global health inequities. As the chief executive officer and co-founder of the global health biotech startup PhagePro, Yen is dedicated to reducing antimicrobial resistance in resource-limited settings, with a focus on cholera. She strives to center the voices of the most marginalized in both biotech and global health communities.
For her work with PhagePro, Yen has been awarded multiple honors and fellowships including MIT Technology Review’s35 Innovators Under 35, Boston Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business award, and the Henri Termeer Legacy Program. She also co-founded the volunteer-based community Scientists in Solidarity, a group dedicated to supporting early-stage BIPOC professionals in the life sciences. Yen received an MPH from Boston University in 2019, a PhD in microbiology from Tufts University in 2016, and a bachelor’s degree in biological engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2011.