Lukas Guenther joined Sofinnova MD Start in 2019. He is a medical doctor and was trained in General Surgery at the Universities of Heidelberg and Freiburg. He was a Postdoctoral Scientist at the Novartis Center for Immunobiology, Harvard University, where he conducted preclinical research on protective genes. Subsequently, Lukas completed a Fellowship at the University of Minnesota as Organ Harvest Fellow, where he participated in NIH-sponsored clinical trials on islet transplantation. In 2007, Lukas joined the Life Science Investment Team of a pan-European venture capital firm where he advanced to Investment Director and invested in several European early stage life science companies. Lukas holds a summa cum laude doctorate from Humboldt University (Charité) Berlin. He also obtained a Global OneMBA degree from RSM Erasmus.