May 1, 2023
Iain Fraser, MBChB, D.Phil was appointed interim chief medical officer in March 2023. Dr. Fraser brings over two decades of experience advancing therapies through early- and late-stage development and possesses deep expertise in clinical development and regulatory affairs. He most recently served as vice president and clinical fellow atAlloVir, an Elevate Bio Company.
He previously held clinical development roles of increasing responsibility at Abide Therapeutics (acquired by Lundbeck in 2019) and Merck, where he led the first-in-human clinical trials of a range of compounds across therapeutic areas, and contributed to the development of Zepatier®, Zinplava™ and Recarbrio™, as well as the pediatric development of Januvia® and Maxalt®.
He received a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation from Harvard University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Pathology from the University of Oxford. Dr. Fraser received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry as well as his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery – MBChB from the University of Cape Town.