Tomás McKenna

I'm an Irish scientist working at a digital healthcare start-up, in Stockholm, Sweden. I am a driven, enthusiastic person with a high motivation to always do my best.

After my Ph.D. on disease mechanisms in premature ageing at KI, I did a postdoc on the stem cell niche. This split into working on the branching morphogenesis of the mammary gland, which branched out into quitting my post-doc in '19 to start a deep tech company using VR for mental health treatments.

It's a long story...

English is my mother-tongue, I also speak Swedish fluently, have good German, and know beagán beag Gaeilge. When not researching, I enjoy Brazilian ju-jitsu, climbing, skiing, photography and microscopy.

Ph.D. in Medical Science, 2010-2015,
Karolinska Institutet
Epithelial stem cells in Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome. PDF

Tekn. Lic. in Biotechnology, 2004-2008,
Linköping University
Oxidative stress on mammalian cell cultures during recombinant protein expression.

B.Sc. in Biotechnology, 1999-2003,
Dublin City University
Characterisation of a novel gene family that functions in iron acquisition.

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