John Burkhardt, Ph.D.
Vice President, Global Drug Safety Research and Development, Groton Labs Site Director, Pfizer.
John Burkhardt is Vice President, Global Drug Safety Research and Development, Groton Labs Site Director, Pfizer. Prior to rejoining Pfizer, John led AbbVie Preclinical Safety from 2008-2015. His knowledge base covers early drug discovery, late stage development, regulatory review and approval of both small and large molecules. John knows Pfizer well as he worked in Pfizer Drug Safety for 15 years prior to heading Preclinical Safety at AbbVie. While in Pfizer Drug Safety (Groton, Sandwich, and Amboise, France) John helped develop and implement many of the early discovery support platforms, like target safety assessment and discovery pathology support, that are still utilized in Pfizer today.
John earned his Doctor of Philosophy and Residency in Anatomic Pathology at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, West Lafayette, Indiana, May, 1992. He received his Bachelor of Science degree and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University School of Agriculture, West Lafayette, Indiana, in May 1985 and 1988, respectively.