Adam Schaffner, PhD

Senior Principal and Director of Research

Dr. Schaffner joined inThought in 2017 after earning his PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, where he developed novel therapeutic strategies to target Parkinson’s Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.

While completing his dissertation, he worked as a venture intern at Celdara medical, where he conducted due diligence on academic innovations for partnership, development, and investment opportunities. Beyond the science, Dr. Schaffner has held various leadership roles as a student at Mount Sinai, and served as Co-founder and Co-chair of the Trainee Health and Wellness (THAW) Committee, which tackles systemic issues endangering the mental well-being of academic research trainees. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles.