Thomas Südhof, MD, is a German and U.S. citizen. He holds a Medical Degree from the University of Göttingen Medical School (Germany) and a Medical Degree from the University of Aachen (Germany).
Thomas Südhof has been an independent Director of Sanofi since 2016.
He is the Avram Goldstein Professor in the School of Medicine of Stanford University, as well as a Professor of Molecular & Cellular Physiology, Psychiatry, and Neurology. Prior to this position, he spent 25 years at the University of Texas, Southwestern, where he acted as Chairman of the Department of Neuroscience. Most of his research at that time focused on the mechanisms of synaptic information transmission which have pharmacological consequences for the treatment of neurodegenerative and neuro-psychiatric diseases. Thomas Südhof, MD, won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (shared with James Rothman and Randy Shekman) in 2013, the Albert Lasker Medical Basic Research Award together with Richard Scheller, as well as the Bernhard Katz Award of the Biophysical Society (shared with Reinhard Jahn).