David Thompson, M.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Chief Development Officer
David Thompson rejoined our leadership team in July 2021 as chief development officer, after previously serving as our senior vice president and chief scientific officer from 2018 to 2020. In his former role, Dr. Thompson was responsible for scientific research as the company built its proprietary pipeline of investigational therapies, beginning with INZ-701. He has more than 30 years of experience designing and leading research and development programs focused on bone disorders and phosphate regulation.
Prior to joining Inozyme Pharma, Dr. Thompson was a founder and president of Azure Biotech, where he was responsible for the development of a novel formulation of lasofoxifene, a non-steroidal selective estrogen receptor modulator used for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and the treatment of vaginal atrophy.
Previously, Dr. Thompson held executive positions in clinical research and drug development in multiple biopharma companies, including Alexion Pharmaceuticals, where he led the clinical development of asfotase alfa for the treatment of hypophosphatasia; and Pfizer, where he oversaw the osteoporosis research and frailty discovery groups. While at Merck Research Labs, he conducted preclinical work and participated in the early clinical development of alendronate for the treatment of osteoporosis.
Dr. Thompson received his M.A. from the University of Montana and both his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut.