Mackenzie Quirk

Mackenzie Quirk is a highly accomplished professional with extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry. She is currently serving as Program Manager - Commercial and Regulatory Planning at SynCell Biotechnology, Boston, MA. In her current role, she has created regulatory strategy packages for pipeline medical device products and presented a high-profile slide deck to potential investors as part of a small business competition. Prior to this, she served as a Consultant Extern at Gore & Company, Boston, MA, where she analyzed and compiled data into excel files and presentations, drafted regulatory plans for product development, and created a market landscape portfolio.

In November-December 2022, Quirk served as a Medical Affairs Extern at Pharmacosmos Therapeutics, Morristown, NJ, where she headed the creation of a monthly newsletter sent out to the U.S. branch regarding recent publications on approved products, safety updates, changes in the competitive landscape, and disease state management. She also gave a notable presentation that was imperative to team education of recent data leading to a potential label change.

Quirk holds a Master's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and is currently pursuing a PharmD from Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Albany, NY. She graduated summa cum laude from Siena College, Loudonville, NY, with a B.S. in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Spanish. Her research experience includes a Master's thesis titled "Assessment of the in vitro Efficacy of 5-Aminolevulinic acid in Combination with Methotrexate: A Potential New Therapy for the Treatment of Psoriasis." She has also presented her research at the 45th National Organic Chemistry Symposium.

Quirk has held various leadership roles throughout her academic and professional career. She served as President of AAPS Albany College of Pharmacy, Albany, NY, where she organized and planned events over the course of two semesters and spearheaded the new formation of a Medicinal Garden Student Interest Group. She also served as the Research Coordinator for AAPS, where she led events to improve student understanding of research on and off-campus. In addition, Quirk served as the President of Inspire Autism Awareness Club at Siena College, Loudonville, NY, where she planned and organized sensory-friendly events such as interactive Science Fair.

Quirk's clinical experience includes working as a Pharmacy Intern at Kelly's Pharmacy, Greenville, NY, where she managed compounding medications, inventory, and recording keeping, and was an essential component of the vaccination effort during the pandemic. She also completed various Ambulatory Care and Inpatient APPE rotations at Albany Stratton VA, Albany, NY, St. Peter's Hospital Transitions of Care Team, Albany, NY, and The Endocrine Group at Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY, where she managed and adjusted mental health medication regimens for Veterans, supported substance use programs by performing chart reviews, made recommendations, and spoke to patients, optimized patient care by making medication recommendations to providers, and educated HCPs through the presentation of recent data on the treatment of osteoporosis in men.