Rusty Clayton, DO, serves as the Scientific Advisory Board Chair for Larimar Therapeutics. Dr. Clayton has more than 15 years of executive experience in pharmaceutical, biologics and medical device development and commercialization as a consultant in clinical development, medical affairs and regulatory affairs. Prior to becoming a consultant, he was the chief medical officer at Alcresta Therapeutics, a medical device company. While at Alcresta, Dr. Clayton led clinical development and medical affairs, overseeing the design and execution of pivotal clinical studies as well as developing a medical affairs capability in support of a new product launch. Prior to Alcresta Therapeutics, he was the senior vice president of research and development at Discovery Labs, a pharmaceutical and medical device company, where he led the scientific and regulatory efforts leading to the marketing authorization of Discovery’s first product. Dr. Clayton is a board-certified pediatric pulmonologist who practiced at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia prior to beginning his career in the pharmaceutical, biologics and medical device industry. Dr. Clayton received his DO from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.