PhD Career Stories: Larry Thompson, PhD
Interested in a career in industry? Not sure but want to find out more about this field? Come hear Dr. Thompson as he discusses his role as Principal Scientist at Pfizer, how he got from Vanderbilt to where he is now, what his day is like and what he enjoys most about his career.
Lawrence (Larry) C. Thompson, PhD. is a Senior Principal Scientist in Analytical Research and Development within BioTherapeutic Pharmaceutical Sciences at Pfizer. He has been with Pfizer for 5+ years and is currently analytical lead on viral & plasmid based immunotherapeutics and gene therapies. He received his PhD in Biochemistry from Vanderbilt University in 2006 for his work with enzymes and their structure/function determination, spent 4 years as a post-doc at the University of Tennessee investigating the binding interactions of serum proteins and then 3 years in small biotech at two different companies as a lead scientist in the development of serum-based cancer diagnostics. His work has generated a number of peer reviewed publications and presentations at scientific conferences as well as internally within Pfizer.