August 17, 2020
Chief Operating Officer
Owen Wallace joined Fulcrum in April 2017. He has more than two decades of experience in drug discovery and development across multiple therapeutic areas, including neuroscience, endocrine, infectious, respiratory and rare diseases. He is the co-inventor of seven clinical candidates and has overseen teams who have progressed more than 30 compounds into clinical development. Prior to joining Fulcrum, Owen served as head, global discovery chemistry at Novartis, where he was responsible for teams and projects across multiple sites in several disease areas and the chemical genetics field. Prior to Novartis, he was the site scientific leader with Eli Lilly & Company in the United Kingdom, leading a cross-functional team focusing on Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia. Before that, he held research positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb, where he co-initiated a program on a novel mechanism for inhibiting HIV infection that is now in Phase 3 clinical trials. Owen earned his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Yale University.