Simon Authier head shot.

Simon Authier, D.V.M., M.Sc., M.B.A., Ph.D., D.S.P.

Senior Director of Scientific Operations and Veterinary Science, Charles River

Dr. Authier obtained a doctor in veterinary medicine degree from the University of Montreal and specialized in non-clinical studies after completing a Ph.D in preclinical pharmacology. He then completed a MBA in corporate finances and management. Over the past years, Dr. Authier investigated methodologies in non-clinical regulatory safety assessment with the objective of improving study designs for optimal sensitivity and decision making in this field. Dr. Authier overviews the work of a team of scientists and veterinarians specialized preclinical research. He participated in face-to-face FDA pre-IND meetings and overviewed conduct of preclinical studies for a number of small and large molecules over the last 19 years working at Charles River. Dr. Authier is Associate Professor at University of Montreal, Canada where he is involved with clinical immunology and pharmacology and he has authored +100 peer reviewed articles and book chapters on preclinical models. To date, Dr. Authier has provided scientific overview for more than 1100 non-clinical studies covering a broad range of therapeutic indications and molecule classes.