Wai Kit Ma, Ph.D.

Senior Associate, Research

Dr. Ma joined Cowen Healthcare Investments in May 2021 and focuses on investments in public biotechnology companies. Prior to his role at Cowen Healthcare Investments, Dr. Ma was an Analyst on the investment team at Stratome Capital, which is a biotechnology focused investment hedge fund. Prior to Stratome Capital, he was a Senior Associate in the biotechnology equity research department at Jefferies Investment Banking. He also previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, where worked on developing antisense oligonucleotide therapy for liver cancer.

Dr. Ma received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Purdue University, where he investigated the role of RNA helicase in gene expression. Dr. Ma holds a BA in Biology and Chemistry from the Northern Arizona University. 

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