Henry Chao, MA

Consultant, New York

Henry graduated from Columbia University with a Master in Biotechnology and a Batchelor of Science from Boston University, majoring in biomedical engineering. Prior to Deallus, Henry was a research associate at the Rockefeller University and Research Technician/Lab manager at Brandeis University investigating neurogenetics and microbiome-to-host interaction.

Henry has conducted research and been an author of four publications, including a third author paper in Nature, published in 2020.

What sparked your interest in consultancy and life sciences?

I’m intrigued by complex problem-solving. I’m always interested in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, and being in consulting would provide me the opportunity to be exposed to the industry.

I’m always interested in new technology and keen to learn new trends in the industry. I love problem-solving and case studies, especially when there is complex data to digest. In particular, I’m specialized in animal behavior and neurogenetic in my previous role.

What do you consider your strengths?

  • I believe I’m innovative in terms of problem-solving, and I have a quantitative background that allows me to digest complex data in a systematic approach.
  • TA expertise, as well as being recognized as an expert in primary research.

Life outside of work

I am a PADI rescue diver and have been since July 2019 I’ve also been an NZSIA Level 1 ski instructor (New Zealand Snowsports Instructors Alliance) since 2013.


  • Quantitative background that facilitates digesting complex data in a systematic approach;

  • Expert in primary research;

  • Statistical and quantitative analysis

  • Strategic planning

  • Engineering background with programming experience

  • Significant publications experience

Therapy area expertise

  • Biotechnology
  • Oncology (prostate, gastric and breast)
  • Neuroscience
  • Vaccine
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