Tobias Schmid, PhD

Position: Swanson Fellow

Dr. Schmid joined The Column Group in 2021. Previously, he was a co-founder of Nucleate Bio Bay Area with a focus on building a program that educates new startups across UC Berkeley, UCSF, and Stanford. He is currently an Alumni Ambassador for Nucleate. Dr. Schmid also previously served as the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Biotech Connection Bay Area, where he created a mentorship program for community college students and obtained fellowships within the biotech ecosystem for students from underrepresented backgrounds. Dr. Schmid completed his PhD in neuroscience at UC Berkeley in the lab of Michael Yartsev and studied the neural underpinnings of complex communication and navigation abilities in Egyptian fruit bats. He received a BS degree in neuroscience and BA in Spanish linguistics at the University of Florida.

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