Chief R&D Officer
Timothy M. Wright, MD, is Chief R&D Officer at Regulus Therapeutics, a clinical stage biotech in San Diego, CA. Tim is a native of Wilmington, Delaware, attended the University of Delaware (BA, Biology) and received his medical and research training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (MD, Rheumatology, Immunology, Molecular Biology) and the Medical College of Virginia (Internal Medicine). He held academic positions as a physician-scientist at Johns Hopkins and the University of Pittsburgh where he was the Chief of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology and recipient of the Margaret J. Miller Professorship for Arthritis Research, before moving to the pharmaceutical industry in 2001. Over the last 16 years, Tim has served in leadership positions from discovery research to late stage pharmaceutical development at Pfizer (2001-2004), Novartis (2004-2015), and the California Institutes for Biomedical Research (Calibr, 2015-2016). In these roles he has contributed to the development of numerous innovative medicines from concept to market. Tim serves on the Board of Directors for Schrödinger and ENYO Pharma, and as a scientific advisor to several organizations, most notably the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.