Merck & Co., Inc.
Rahway, New Jersey
As Vice President of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Allen is responsible for leading drug product formulation development, analytical testing, device development, and clinical supply manufacture at Merck.
Dr. Templeton earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has published over 50 articles, served as co-inventor on 11 patents and authored over 120 presentations in the area of pharmaceutical product research. He has organized a number of symposia on diverse topics within the field of pharmaceutical research, most notably around his interest in drug product stability.
Dr. Templeton is a member in a number of professional organizations, including the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and the American Chemical Society (ACS). He is currently on the board of directors for AAPS and was named as a Fellow of the Association in 2015 for his scientific achievements. He was elected to both the 2010-2015 and 2015-2020 terms of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) expert committee on physical analysis. He participates on an advisory board and has taught courses in an adjunct role with Purdue University. He also currently serves on editorial advisory boards for the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and American Pharmaceutical Review.