Topher Brooke

Aytu Biopharma, EVP Rare Disease

Topher Brooke joined the Aytu BioPharma executive team in April 2021 upon the acquisition of the global license to AR101 (enzastaurin) from Rumpus Therapeutics. Topher has over 20 years of general management experience in healthcare across all phases of development and commercialization. He has depth of experience from target selection and clinical development planning through running several blockbuster commercial pharmaceutical franchises. He has worked across several modalities (proteins, small molecules and vaccines) and across multiple therapeutic areas. Topher has held roles of increasing responsibility at Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, and AmerisourceBergen. His rare disease experience includes launching pediatric inflammatory bowel disease indications while at Johnson & Johnson as well as leading the pediatric infectious disease franchise at AstraZeneca. Topher went on to lead the fully integrated Diabetes Division at AstraZeneca. Most recently, Topher co-founded Rumpus Therapeutics to develop new medicines for pediatric onset rare and orphan diseases. Topher has a BA from Colgate University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.