Brian C. Thomas, PhD

Bri­an is the CEO and Founder of Metageno­mi. Hav­ing start­ed the com­pa­ny after see­ing the need for dis­rup­tion in the gene ther­a­py space, he laid out an approach for min­ing genomes recov­ered from micro­bio­mes to devel­op ver­sa­tile genet­ic engi­neer­ing techniques.

CEO & Founder

Pri­or to co-found­ing Metageno­mi, Bri­an spent 20+ years in aca­d­e­m­ic research at UC Berke­ley and has been cit­ed over 11,000 times, as well as being list­ed as an inven­tor on numer­ous patents. Bri­an holds both a Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence in Cel­lu­lar and Mol­e­c­u­lar Biol­o­gy and a Ph.D. in Bio­chem­istry from The Uni­ver­si­ty of Kansas. His post­doc­tor­al research was com­plet­ed at UC Berke­ley under the direc­tion of Nor­man Pace.