Tommy Wood

Visiting Research Scientist

I am a UK-trained MD with a PhD in physiology and neuroscience. The majority of my academic work has focused on developing therapies for brain injury in new born infants, but I have published on a variety of other topics including adult neurodegenerative and metabolic diseases, as well as nutritional approaches to sports performance.

I received an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of Cambridge before attending medical school at the University of Oxford. After working as a junior doctor in central London, I moved to Norway for my PhD work, and then to the University of Washington as a postdoc.

I currently serve as Chief Scientific Officer of Nourish Balance Thrive, an online-based company using advanced biochemical testing to optimise performance in athletes, from weekend warriors to Olympians and world champions. I am President of the Physicians for Ancestral Health society, and on the scientific advisory board of Hintsa Performance, which includes developing nutrition and lifestyle strategies for F1 drivers.

My current research interests include the physiological and metabolic responses to brain injury, as well as developing easily-accessible methods with which to track human health, performance, and longevity.

My wife, Elizabeth Nance, and I share our home with two energetic (and goofy) boxers. In my spare time I can usually be found cooking, hiking, reading, or lifting something heavy.