President & CEO
Marsala Biotech Inc.
Dr. Thomas has over 18 years of experience in research leadership and strategic planning in the areas of bio-pharma R&D, molecular diagnostics and therapeutic target discovery and validation. Dr. Thomas has held senior executive positions at Torrent Pharmaceuticals Research Centre, India, where he led teams responsible for setting up in vitro and in vivo assays, managing outsourced studies, pharmacokinetic and toxicological studies and clinical trials. In addition, he has been responsible for the scientific evaluation of various assays/technologies for license or acquisition from industry and academia. In his role with CentreStone Ventures, a life science focused venture capital fund, Dr. Thomas has been actively involved in the scientific assessment and feasibility of various business opportunities, sourcing new opportunities, and taking leadership positions with investee companies. Dr. Thomas received his Master of Pharmacy degree and Ph.D. from the Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani, India. He received his post-doctoral training at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. He was awarded an MBA from the Ivey School of Business, London, Ontario.