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James Hamby, PhD

Executive Vice President / 

Chief Operation Officer

Dr. James M. Hamby is Amplicore’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He oversees the company’s drug development and manufacturing operations. Most recently, Dr. Hamby worked as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Spartan Innovations at Michigan State University to facilitate the development and launch of early-stage biotech companies. Previously, Dr. Hamby served as Vice President of Business Development for the CDMO Ash Stevens Inc., where he was involved in many drug development projects and played a key role in growing the company’s business. Dr. Hamby is a medicinal chemist by training and served as Director of Inflammation Medicinal Chemistry at Parke-Davis/Pfizer, where he led early-stage discovery teams to deliver multiple preclinical drug candidates into clinical development. Dr. Hamby holds a B.S. degree in Pharmacy and a Doctorate degree in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Illinois (Chicago) and was a NIH postdoctoral fellow in the Chemistry Department at Princeton University.

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