Darrel J. Rezac, Ph.D.

Darrel J. Rezac, Ph.D.

Dr. Rezac is a consultant for both the Nonclinical and Animal Health sectors of Latham BioPharm Group. He provides subject matter and technical expertise, strategic consulting, and business and regulatory team support to a broad portfolio of sponsors, contract research organizations, academic institutions, federal, state, and local government agencies. Dr. Rezac brings in depth knowledge of exploratory and pivotal study design, execution, and management. He applies his unique skill set to administrating programs for bio and agro-defense, nonclinical development and complete regulatory path for veterinary pharmaceuticals and biologics. Previous to his current role, Dr. Rezac held several positions within a US based global contract research organization serving as a Principal Scientist (Clinical Investigator/Study Director), Director of Business Development and Director of Business Operations. In this role he supported and administrated all facets of operations for GLP compliant and AAALAC accredited, high-containment contract research facility and business program. Dr. Rezac guided clients in both pivotal and non-pivotal research enabling the licensure of vaccines, antimicrobials, and insecticides/parasiticides. Dr. Rezac also provided expertise in disease modeling and study design including adherence to GLP (21 CFR Part 58) and GCP (VICH GL9) compliance. Over a 6-year period, Dr. Rezac’s direct research and/or programmatic leadership resulted in over 15 successful product registration submissions with commercial values greater than $500 million. Dr. Rezac is a Captain in the United States Army Reserve Medical Service Corps, the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of BioKansas and holds appointment as an Adjunct Faculty member in the Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology at Kansas State University. He has authored 23 peer-reviewed journal articles or abstracts and routinely delivers invited lectures, media interviews and presentations to key industry decision makers where he is known as a dynamic and energetic communicator and strong leader.

Dr. Rezac received a Ph.D. in Pathobiology, an M.S. in Metabolism/Nutritional Physiology and a B.S. in Animal Science & Industry from Kansas State University.