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Principal Scientist and Group Leader, Analytical Research and Development at Pfizer
Lawrence (Larry) C. Thompson, PhD is a Principal Scientist in Analytical Research and Development within BioTherapeutic Pharmaceutical Sciences at Pfizer. He has been with Pfizer for 3.5 years and is currently analytical lead on viral and plasmid based immunotherapeutics. Previously, he spent 3 years in small biotech at two different companies as the analytical lead in the development of serum based cancer diagnostics. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee (Chattanooga); BS Chemistry in 2001 and Vanderbilt University; PhD Biochemistry 2006. He did his post-doctoral work at the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) from 2006-2010. His education and research path covers a wide breadth including small molecule synthesis; protein cloning, expression and purification; enzyme structure/function determination; protein-protein interaction investigation; serum antigen identification and mAb production/selection; virus/plasmid method development and characterization (to name a few) generating a number of peer reviewed publications and presentations at scientific conferences as well as internally within Pfizer.