Hazel Hunt, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Hunt was named Corcept’s Chief Scientific Officer in 2020 serving, prior to that, as its Senior Vice President, Research. Dr. Hunt joined Corcept in 2011, bringing with her more than 23 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. From 2002 to 2011, Dr. Hunt was Director of Chemistry and Operations at Argenta, where she worked closely with Corcept and played an integral role in the discovery of Corcept’s portfolio of next-generation selective GR antagonists. From 1994 to 2002, she worked for Celltech, initially as a Group Leader in Medicinal Chemistry and ultimately as Section Leader, Project Chemistry. From 1992 to 1994, she served as a Research Fellow at The Centre for Drug Design and Development. Before that Dr. Hunt worked at Glaxo Group Research as a Senior Chemist in Medicinal Chemistry. Dr. Hunt received a first-class honors degree in chemistry from the Australian National University and a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry from the University of Southampton, UK. She also carried out postdoctoral work at Oxford University and the University of California at Irvine.