Senior Director of Preclinical Research, and Co-Founder
Thomas Pfeiffer is a Senior Director of Preclinical Research and co-founder at Kanna Health.
He is a life scientist and aspiring biotech entrepreneur and was previously Director of Pipeline Projects at Quercis Pharma, a clinical-stage biotech company developing a flavonoid-based antithrombotic. Thomas is co-founder of Pangea Botanica, a life science venture builder focused on creating therapeutics inspired by nature for high patient unmet needs.
Prior to venturing into biotech, Thomas was a Senior Researcher at University College London and part-time scientific consultant. He holds a PhD in Neuroscience from Bordeaux University and a MSc in Molecular Biosciences from Heidelberg University. In a nutshell Thomas’ research focused on deciphering the interaction of brain cells, the immune system and the vasculature in health and disease. At Kanna Health, he leverages his expertise in synapse biology and blood flow regulation.Thomas has published his research in high-impact journals (e.g. Science and Nature journals), held prestigious fellowships, and coordinated and collaborated with research teams worldwide. Thomas grew up in the Bavarian countryside, is a foodie, loves hiking in the Alps and Pyrenees and enjoys switching off during a Crossfit session or run in the park.