Dr Jose Tabora

Research Fellow,
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Jose Tabora


United States


  • Pharmaceuticals

Job Function

  • Process & Product Development


Throughout my career I have been passionate and championed the use of mathematical models and analysis for pharmaceutical process development.  I have developed innovative, effective strategies to maximize model deployment and increase productivity. With a doctorate in structure and catalytic activity of novel solid acids, an extensive research and publication background, and hands-on knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry, I have contributed to technology that facilitates the production, deployment, and consumption of modelling, ultimately influencing and improving business decisions.

In addition to my most recent role at Bristol Myers Squibb R&D, I work with other pharmaceutical companies in the pre-competitive space, developing platforms to increase software access for model developers and enable collaboration for model development and publication. I am passionate about constructing and enhancing pharmaceutical processes, particularly mathematical models for process and material characterization.

By deploying tools for cloud-based reproducible research, I have championed the introduction of multiple software and platforms, including:

  • Leading software (Stan) for uncertainty quantification with Bayesian inference
  • Strategic deployment of computational platforms (EASA and DOMINO) to enable modeling distribution
  • As part of the Enabling Technologies Consortium, currently working on the development of a cloud platform for model development and deployment in any software.

The pharma industry is fast-paced and always changing, and businesses must keep up with cutting-edge modeling tools. As an experienced and analytical professional, I am eager to continue honing my skills as a data scientist and demonstrate how my keen eye for innovation can improve overall performance.


University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Chemical Engineering
1993 To 1996

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Chemical Engineering
1991 To 1993

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Chemical Engineering
1986 To 1990


  • AIChE Senior Member
  • Pharmaceutical Discovery, Development and Manufacturing Forum

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