Director of Modeling and Simulation
Dr. Fei Hua is trained as a biologist and systems modeler with 11 years of drug discovery and development experience working in a variety of disease areas and with both large and small molecules. She has previously worked at Pfizer Inc. in non-clinical groups to build systems biology models to help target differentiation, lead selection and biomarker identification. Then she moved to the clinical group as clinical pharmacology lead where in addition to the traditional roles as clinical pharmacologist, she establish the first example of applying QSP models to address clinical development questions for the group. Over the years, Fei developed skills to integrate all the available information and build fit-for-purpose models to address the question and drive business decisions in a timely manner.
Fei obtained her BS from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in Department of Biological Sciences and her Ph.D. from Department of Physiology at Cornell University where she started working on mathematical models for cardiac arrhythmia. During her postdoctoral training at Department of Biomedical Engineering at MIT, she worked on systems models of apoptosis pathways. During her training, Fei has always worked in the lab in parallel with model building to generate data that feeds into the model.