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Di Feng, PhD

Computational Biology Expert Lead

Dr. Di Feng is a senior member of GCBDS (Global Computational Biology and Digital Science), working at Boehringer Ingelheim's US headquarters in Ridgefield, CT on computational drug discovery research. He is a Computational Biology professional with substantial multidisciplinary expertise in Computational Immunology, Pathology, and Machine Intelligence applications for drug discovery. Dr. Feng managed the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning partnership with The Center of Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics (CCIPD) at Case Western's University Hospital, the Cleveland Medical Center. Dr. Feng has also contributed open source software tools such as Single Cell Explorer, a platform to facilitate the collaboration between computational biologists and experimental scientists. Dr. Feng led computational projects for a small molecule and biological drug program from early research to clinical trials. He has worked with and led teams to solve complex research challenges using computational approaches across multiple therapeutic areas such as Cancer Immunology, Immunomodulation, Immunology and Respiratory, and Cardiometabolic diseases. He received Ph.D. from Rutgers - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, studying basic and clinical biology of plasmacytoid dendritic cells, followed by postdoc research on autoimmune and cancer susceptibility genes with integrating bioinformatics with wet lab science. He also earned his medical degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine. Prior to joining Boehringer Ingelheim, he developed therapeutics supported by Lupus Research Alliance.