Allison Coker, Ph.D.
Regulatory Affairs Manager
Allison Coker, Ph.D. was trained as neuroscientist with a multidisciplinary background in behavioral pharmacology studying motivation, addiction, and stress across diverse research methodologies in both preclinical and clinical research settings. She earned her bachelor's degree in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University and a doctorate in Neuroscience from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Prior to joining MAPS PBC, Dr. Coker worked as a Program Manager for the Institute for Translational Neuroscience, a research consortium at UCSF focused on conducting translational and clinical research to develop novel treatment strategies for PTSD and alcohol and substance use disorders. In this role, she developed a broad skillset in clinical research management, regulatory compliance, and program administration.
At MAPS PBC, Dr. Coker serves as the Regulatory Affairs Manager where she works with executive leadership and senior consultants on the development and optimization of regulatory strategy across MAPS clinical development programs. Dr. Coker serves as Regulatory Lead on cross-functional teams to communicate regulatory requirements, ensure optimal execution of regulatory strategy, and lead the planning and preparation of regulatory commitments for development of marketing authorization applications to regulatory agencies.
Dr. Coker is excited by both the therapeutic potential and regulatory challenges of making MDMA a medicine and is eager to utilize her experience to support data-driven advancement of MAPS clinical development program.