FORMA THERAPEUTICS APPOINTS DUNCAN WALKER, PH.D., TO R&D LEADERSHIP TEAM
WATERTOWN, Mass. - June 2, 2014 - FORMA Therapeutics announced today that Duncan Walker, Ph.D., has been appointed to the position of Vice President, Pharmacology and Early Development.
Dr. Walker joins FORMA after 20 years in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector, most recently at Array BioPharma.
proven expertise in leading discovery, translational and early clinical development teams in oncology is an exemplary fit for FORMA
, since we are now advancing a differentiated pipeline of programs into preclinical and early development."
"Duncan's proven expertise in leading discovery, translational and early clinical development teams in oncology is an exemplary fit for FORMA, since we are now advancing a differentiated pipeline of programs into preclinical and early development," said Kenneth W. Bair, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer and Head of Research and Development at FORMA Therapeutics.
"I am proud to be joining FORMA
, a team united in the relentless pursuit of innovative therapies to change lives," said Dr. Walker
"I look forward to applying my experience in oncology preclinical development to enable FORMA's success and deliver high quality medicines to patients."
Prior to joining FORMA, Dr. Walker led the Oncology, Cellular and Translational Medicine team at Array BioPharma and notably was responsible for advancing its ARRY-520 clinical program in multiple myeloma.
Prior to that, he was Vice President, Discovery Biology at Sunesis Pharmaceuticals and Vice President, Oncology Research at Roche, and he also held various scientific and managerial leadership positions at Glaxo Wellcome.
Dr. Walker has co-authored 30 publications and patents and has served as a member of various scientific advisory boards.
Dr. Walker received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Washington University in St. Louis and was an HHMI Research Fellow at University of Colorado Health Science Center in Denver.