Christopher M. Lauderback, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Manufacturing

Dr. Lauderback has served as Zevra Therapeutics (then KemPharm, Inc.) vice president, manufacturing since March 2016, having previously held the position of vice president, commercial operations since September 2012.

Prior to joining Zevra, Dr. Lauderback was the senior manager of CMC scientific affairs at Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, from June 2009 to September 2012. From 2008 to 2009, Dr. Lauderback worked as the director of product development at AirBase Therapeutics, LLC.

Dr. Lauderback started his career at New River Pharmaceuticals, where he served as a senior scientist from 2001 to 2006 and as associate director, CMC development from 2006 to 2007.

Dr. Lauderback received his doctorate from the University of Kentucky and his Bachelor of Science from Emory and Henry College.