Natia Tsomaia

Natia Tsomaia

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

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

Education

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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Young Investigator

Young Investigator

Sheherazade Jekhmane from Utrecht University is one of the winners of the 2019 Young Investigators Oral Presentations Award, presented at this year's American Peptide Society Symposium in Monterey, CA...

Young Investigator

Young Investigator

ne of the winners of the 2019 Peptide Science Poster Award, presented at the 2019 American Peptide Society Symposium in Monterey, CA, is Hyunjun Yang from the Nowick Group at the University of California at Irvine...