Mr. Hooker has served as an independent consultant and advised on an ad hoc basis for leading management consultancies and various pharmaceutical companies with respect to clinical trials, CROs and program management. Previously, Mr. Hooker was Sr. Director of Clinical Operations/Program Leader Rare Disease, Oncology for X4 Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he led a cross-functional global program team, pre-clinical through development and commercialization, including strategic planning, oversight, execution of clinical operations and the management of staff. Mr. Hooker earlier served as Director, Program Leadership at Biogen, where he led programs and clinical development for gene therapy, ALS, ophthalmology, rare orphan disease, and CNS. Mr. Hooker also previously served as Senior Director, Clinical Operations at Pierian Bioscience, where he developed and led clinical operations for an oncology device program, and served as Chief Operating Officer of MedAvante-ProPhase and Head, Clinical Operations for Sandoz Biopharmaceuticals, division of Novartis. Mr. Hooker began his pharmaceutical career as Senior Clinical Trial Manager and project leader at DuPont-Merck Pharmaceuticals, and also served at various times in clinical trial management roles at Shire Pharmaceuticals, Cephalon Pharmaceuticals, IQVIA and Novo Nordisk. Mr. Hooker received a BA from Rutgers University and an MBA from Rider University.
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