Cen Gao

Senior Director at MOMA Therapeutics

Cen Gao has a long and varied work experience. In 2021, they began working as a Senior Director at MOMA Therapeutics and an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University School of Medicine. In 2020, they became a Director at Startup/Lilly Asia Venture. From 2012 to 2020, they worked at Eli Lilly and Company in various roles, including Principal Research Scientist, Senior Research Scientist, and Research Scientist. In 2009, they were a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Finally, in 2008, they were an Intern at Corning Incorporated.

Cen Gao obtained a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) in Polymer Science from the University of Science and Technology of China between 2000 and 2004. Cen then went on to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computational Chemistry at the University of Rochester between 2004 and 2009.


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  • Senior Director

    June, 2022 - present

  • Director

    June, 2021