Sunil Thomas

Sunil Thomas, PhD

Research Faculty
Research Associate Professor

Dr. Thomas specializes in translational research, which applies scientific findings to medical practice. During his career in immunology, he has developed numerous therapeutic and diagnostic techniques and has been awarded several patents for his groundbreaking work. Dr. Thomas modeled the membrane protein (M) of SARS-CoV-2 and showed that it functions as a sugar transporter, and he modeled the transmembrane non-structural proteins of SARS-CoV-2. He is the editor of three books, two of which are popular textbooks on vaccines, and the third is a major textbook on infectious diseases. His soon-to-be-published fourth book will be a three-volume set on vaccine design.

  • 2021–Present: Research Associate Professor, Lankenau Institute for Medical Research (LIMR)
  • 2012–2021: Research Assistant Professor, LIMR
  • 2010–Present: Editor-in-Chief, The Latest Science, Philadelphia
  • 2017: Visiting Professor, Temple University