Sunil Thomas

Sunil Thomas, PhD

Research Faculty
Research 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 several books, including a popular two-volume set called Vaccine Design: Methods and Protocols (2016). A fully rewritten and supplemented second edition, consisting of three volumes, was published in 2022.

  • 2022–Present: Research Professor, Lankenau Institute for Medical Research (LIMR)
  • 2021: Research Associate Professor, LIMR
  • 2012–2021: Research Assistant Professor, LIMR
  • 2010–Present: Editor-in-Chief, The Latest Science, Philadelphia
  • 2017: Visiting Professor, Temple University