Avram Goldstein Professor of Molecular & Cellular Physiology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, and Neurology in the School of Medicine at Stanford University
Date of birth: December 22, 1955
Nationality: German and American
First elected: May 2016
Term expires: General Meeting 2020
Business address: 54, rue la Boétie – 75008 Paris (France)
Independent director / Chairman of the Scientific Committee
Directorships and appointments outside the Sanofi Group
Directorships as of 12/31/2017
Past directorships expiring within the last five years
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Education and business experience
Thomas Südhof holds a Medical Degree from the University of Göttingen Medical School (Germany) and a Medical Degree from the University of Aachen (Germany).
He is the Avram Goldstein Professor of Molecular & Cellular Physiology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, and Neurology in the School of Medicine at Stanford University.
Thomas Südhof 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. He is co-founder and member of numerous scientific committees of companies and biotechs based in the United States, China and Singapore.
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).