Dr. Thomas Sharp

Dr. Thomas Sharp -TRS_2003Dr. Thomas Sharp is associate research fellow (emeritus), retired from Pfizer Global Research and Development, Groton, CT, in 2009. During his 18-year tenure, he headed a mass spectrometry resource laboratory focusing on the structural characterization of drug substance molecules and of impurities and degradants of interest to the company for 13 years. He served as a member of the research analytical co-discovery group for the last 5 years, providing analytical chemical support for early development candidate molecules, while focusing on investigations into computational chemistry aspects of molecule stability evaluation and expert systems development.

He received his B.S., zoology, Western Illinois University (1972), Ph.D., biological chemistry, Indiana University (1977), and has held postdoctoral appointments at The Pennsylvania State University and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, faculty/staff appointments at the University of Utah and Texas A&M University before joining Pfizer in 1991. Dr. Sharp received his M.S., computer science (1999) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Hartford, CT.

Since retirement, he has held teaching appointments at the University of Connecticut-Storrs, Quinebaug Valley Community College, University of New Haven and South University Online, and has recently joined FreeThink Technologies Inc. as a senior scientist. He has been a member of the American Chemical Society since 1972 and of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry since 1982.