Natia Tsomaia

Natia Tsomaia

Natia Tsomaia
Associate Director, R&D Strategy and Portfolio Leadership

Professional Positions

Biogen, Associate Director, R&D Strategy and Portfolio Leadership, 2018–2019
Ipsen Bioscience, Associate Director, Peptide Drug Discovery, 2007 - 2017
Providence College, Visiting Professor, 2006–2007


Brown University, Postdoctoral research associate, peptide structure and modeling, Dale Mierke, 2002-2006
Penn State University, Ph.D., Chemistry, Solid State NMR, K.T. Mueller, 2001
Tbilisi University, Chemistry Diploma with High Honors, Georgia, 1993

APS Service

Member, Nominating commetee, 2019
Organizer, Student Career Workshop, 25th American Peptide Symposium 2017
Founder and organizer, Student Career Workshop, 24th American Peptide Symposium 2015

Awards & Honors

Elected Vice-Chair of Gordon Research Conference, Peptides, Chemistry & Biology, 2018
Innovation Day, Global Project Review Conference, IPSEN, "Computational Design of Peptides," Best Presentation award, 2013

Research Interest

I am working in the pharmaceutical industry

Personal Statement

As an innovative scientist, I have a passion for leading cross-functional teams in pursuit of next-generation drug discovery. My strong scientific vision is grounded in my multidisciplinary background in chemistry, biophysics, computation, and structural biology. With 11 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, I have led or contributed to the design and development of peptide drugs reaching different stages of clinical trials. I am also proud of my success in creating and implementing unique research informatics solutions for peptide discovery, data capture/query, and data analysis.

As the elected leader of the 2020 Gordon Research Conference, I am passionate about facilitating the bridge between innovative ideas, the technologies developed in biotech companies, and patient needs.

I am passionate about mentoring and helping the career development of young scientists.

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2021 e-Seminar Series

2021 e-Seminar Series

The APS introduced an e-seminar series in 2021 to continue engagement of the peptide community during a time of conference closures and postponements. Thank you to CEM for their generous support, our speakers for their excellent lectures, and our members for their participation.

Save the Date

Save the Date

Please join us for the 27th American Peptide Symposium to be held June 11-16, 2022 in the beautiful mountain town of Whistler, Canada. The meeting program will cover a broad range of peptide-related topics and provides an excellent opportunity to network with scientists from around the world.