Lihua Yu, Ph.D.

Lihua Yu, Ph.D. is President and Chief Data Sciences Officer of H3 Biomedicine. In this role, she is responsible for the overall scientific and business direction of H3. Dr. Yu joined H3 in 2011 and most recently held the position of Chief Data Sciences Officer. An accomplished leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, Dr. Yu has spent more than 17 years in computational biology and bioinformatics and has deep experience in cancer genomics and predictive biomarkers. Her expertise and keen interest in innovatively addressing problems with computational means has enabled her to integrate the bioinformatics discipline into drug discovery and translational science continuums and has been instrumental in developing and advancing H3’s pipeline.

Before coming to H3, Dr. Yu spent 12 years with AstraZeneca’s research and development unit, helping to build and deliver the multinational pharmaceutical company’s oncology bioinformatics capabilities. During her time at AstraZeneca, she provided bioinformatics support to key areas of oncology drug discovery programs, including target identification and patient selection initiatives.

Dr. Yu received a B.E. in biomedical engineering and a B.E. in automation from Tsinghua University in Beijing. She earned a master of engineering from Tsinghua University and a Ph.D. from Boston University. Dr. Yu was a two-time recipient of the AstraZeneca Global Scientific and Technical Achievement Award and is an active member of the American Association for Cancer Research.