Thorsten Gorba

VP, Manufacturing at Aspen Neuroscience

Thorsten is a developmental and molecular neuroscientist and stem cell biologist who has served as a healthcare consultant with two decades of academia, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industry experience before joining Aspen. He has served as an Aventis Industry Fellow at the University of Edinburgh Institute for Stem Cell Research and helped with the development of Neuren Pharmaceuticals, Living Cell technologies, and Stem Cell Sciences Ltd. He most recently served as the founding Translating Center Director of the Cell and Gene Therapy Center at IQVIA where he was responsible for its initial build and sustainable operation. Before IQVIA, Thorsten worked at StemCells Inc. where he was the Director of Assay Development and tasked with leading the company’s assay design and implementation for neural stem cell clinical trial QC product release in Spinal cord injury, AMD, and myelination disorders. Thorsten obtained his MSc in Biology and PhD in Developmental Neuroscience from Ruhr-University in Bochum, Germany.



  • VP, Manufacturing

    Current role

  • Senior Director of Manufacturing