Andrew S. Thompson, Ph.D.
President and CEO, J-STAR Research, Inc.

Dr. Thompson, formerly with Merck Research Labs, Department of Process Research, leads J-STAR Research with forward thinking views on how a contract chemistry organization can provide added value to it’s clients. During his nine year tenure at Merck, Dr. Thompson earned recognition for his contribution to the design, development and demonstration of practical synthetic routes to a number of drug candidates. Dr. Thompson obtained a Bachelors degree in chemistry at SUNY Buffalo in 1979. His Ph.D. studies were conducted under Professor Amos B. Smith III at the University of Pennsylvania, in the area of natural product synthesis. He was awarded an NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellowship with Professor Larry Overman at U. C. Irvine. Dr. Thompson’s interests outside of chemistry include collecting rare US coins and antique motorcycles and cars.