David R. Houck
Vice President, Drug Development Operations
United States of America
Dr. Houck is vice president of drug development operations at Aptinyx. He has over 35 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries in formulation development, manufacture, and quality control of new chemical entities. Prior to Aptinyx, Dr. Houck was vice president of drug development and quality at Naurex. In addition, Dr. Houck was chief executive officer at Pharmakey LLC, a provider of regulatory, CMC, preclinical, and translational medicine services to biopharmaceutical companies. Previously, he held senior positions at Merck, Sanofi, OSI Pharmaceuticals, and Scynexis. Dr. Houck received a B.S. from Alma College, an M.S. from Purdue University, a Ph.D. from Ohio State University, and served as a postdoctoral fellow in the Los Alamos National Laboratory.