Scientific Steering Committee

Jeff Hammerbacher, Ph.D.

Founder and Chief Scientist

Jeff Hammerbacher, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), and a founder and Chief Scientist of Cloudera. The Hammer Lab at MUSC uses non-animal model systems, genome perturbation, and probabilistic modeling to study T-cell development, diversity and dysfunction. The team is especially interested in deciphering how T-cells behave in the tumor microenvironment.

With his wife Halle Tecco, Hammerbacher is an angel investor of Techammer, and a board member of CIOX Health and Sage Bionetworks. Previously, Hammerbacher was an assistant professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. Prior to founding Cloudera, Hammerbacker was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Accel Partners. Before Accel, he conceived, built, and led the Data team at Facebook after working as a quantitative analyst on Wall Street. He earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Harvard University.