Dr. Thomas has worked as a research faculty in the Department of Medicine, University of Michigan over the past 25 years. After completing his post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institutes Health, Bethesda, MD, he joined the University in 1987. His research expertise includes multiple biomedical topics such as insulin secretion, diabetic complication, cancer and nanomedicine, and he has authored over 80 peer-reviewed publications on these research topics. He has presented his research work in several national and international symposiums. Over the past 20 years, he has mentored several undergraduate and graduate students at the Department of Medicine. He has also served as the Associate Director of the Biochemistry Core of the Diabetes Research and Training Center. Following his retirement as an Associate Research Scientist and receiving the emeritus status, he rejoined the University as a part-time researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Subramaniam Pennathur in 2014. His current work includes training research students and in conducting studies on the proteomic profiling of tissues in diseases such as diabetes and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).