Brian C. Thomas, PhD

Bri­an is the CEO and Founder of Metageno­mi. He spent over two decades in aca­d­e­m­ic research at UC Berke­ley. Bri­an is a pio­neer in the field of metage­nomics who has been cit­ed over 18,000 times, as well as being list­ed as an inven­tor on numer­ous patents.

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CEO & Founder

He start­ed Metageno­mi after see­ing the need for dis­rup­tion in the gene edit­ing space. Brian’s pas­sion is to unlock the full poten­tial of metage­nomics to solve crit­i­cal prob­lems fac­ing mankind. By min­ing genomes recov­ered from unknown life forms found in nat­ur­al envi­ron­ments, he real­ized the poten­tial of devel­oping new gene edit­ing tech­nolo­gies that could be use­ful for treat­ing genet­ic disease. 

He holds both a Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence in Cel­lu­lar and Mol­e­c­u­lar Biol­o­gy and a Ph.D. in Bio­chem­istry from The Uni­ver­si­ty of Kansas and his post­doc­tor­al research was com­plet­ed at UC Berkeley.