Navigating Dual Passions: Lynne Faust’s Journey in Life Sciences and Equestrian Sports in Dallas-Fort Worth.


Lynne Faust, an organic chemist, has skillfully combined her role at WuXi STA Pharmaceuticals with her love for competitive horseback riding. Based in Weatherford, near Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Faust spearheads the North American business development for WuXi STA, a subsidiary of WuXi AppTec, assisting life science companies to streamline their drug commercialization processes.

While she spent her early career in Albany, New York’s research labs, her move to DFW around seven years ago elevated her career with WuXi STA. Her team often collaborates with companies holding intellectual property for their drugs, guiding them through the complexities of product life cycles. They also assist early-stage firms lacking resources for their investigational new drug (IND) processes, serving companies from various U.S. cities.

Outside her career, Faust’s equestrian pursuits shine. Her involvement with equestrian sports began in her childhood and has since grown, with affiliations to multiple associations like the National Reined Cow Horse Association. Faust’s dual life sees her frequently traveling, with her horse trailer sometimes doubling as her office.

Faust’s choice of DFW as home was influenced by its geographical advantages, as it offers easy access to both her global career roles and national equestrian events. Moreover, she observes a trend of professionals moving from pricier coastal cities to North Texas, enhancing the region’s skill pool and contributing to its growth.

Article summarized from a piece by Nicole Ward for the Dallas Regional Chamber.

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