Thomas joined Contineum in June of 2017 and currently serves as Senior Director of Chemistry. Prior to joining Contineum, Thomas held the position of Associate Director, Medicinal Chemistry at Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in San Diego. During his 14-year tenure at Arena Thomas made significant contributions to high profile projects which ultimately produced drug candidates for cardiovascular disease, autoimmune dysfunction and CNS disorders. Thomas received a B.S. in Biology from Colorado State University and a doctorate in organic chemistry from Boston College. When he’s not designing small molecule therapeutics Tom can be found exploring the deserts and mountains of the Southwest with his wife and young daughter.