Dr. LaBarre brings to Halozyme more than 25 years of experience across all aspects of biopharmaceutical research and drug development, including strong expertise in chemistry, manufacturing, and controls (CMC), regulatory strategy and product development. Dr. LaBarre joined Halozyme in 2008 and has held leadership positions in product development, alliance management, research, and regulatory affairs during that time. He is currently responsible for providing scientific and technical leadership across all Halozyme programs and is the lead expert on Halozyme’s ENHANZE® drug delivery technology.
Prior to Halozyme, Dr. LaBarre served as Vice President of Product Development at Paramount BioSciences, LLC, where he led CMC and research efforts for the product development programs within Paramount’s portfolio companies. Prior to joining Paramount, Dr. LaBarre served from 1995 to 2006 in various research and development positions at Biogen Idec (formerly IDEC before the merger with Biogen in 2004), where he supported numerous IND and BLA submissions, including those for the commercial products RITUXAN® and ZEVALIN®. Prior to IDEC, Dr. LaBarre spent two years at Vical, Inc. and he began his career at Hybritech in San Diego in 1992. Dr. LaBarre also taught chemistry laboratory for several years as an adjunct professor at Mesa Community College early in his career.
Dr. LaBarre received his B.S. in Chemistry from Southampton College of Long Island University and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Arizona.