MOMA Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company discovering the next generation of precision medicines by targeting molecular machines that underlie human disease, today announced the appointment of Hans Bitter, Ph.D., as senior vice president and head, data science. In this inaugural role, Dr. Bitter will lead MOMA’s team of scientists, engineers and modelers to mine biological and chemical data to advance MOMA’s research and development efforts.
Prior to MOMA, Dr. Bitter served as senior vice president data sciences and chief data officer for Oncology at bluebird bio, where he built the company’s integrated data science function and led a team of more than 20 scientists, biostatisticians and engineers that supported both clinical and preclinical research. Prior to bluebird bio, Dr. Bitter was the global head of oncology bioinformatics at the Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research, where he led data science efforts spanning both discovery and clinical development. Previously, he was head of bioinformatics for virology and immunology and deputy global head of bioinformatics and statistics at Hoffman-LaRoche. Over the course of his career, Dr. Bitter has co-authored more than 40 scientific publications and several patents. He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Princeton University.
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