Dr. Neal Walker is President and Chief Executive Officer at Aclaris Therapeutics. He is also a co-founding partner of Nexeption, LLC, a biopharmaceutical management company. He is a board certified dermatologist and serial entrepreneur with over 18 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. Prior to founding Aclaris, he was co-founder, President and CEO of Vicept Therapeutics (acquired by Allergan). Dr. Walker has co-founded and led a number of life science companies: Octagon Research Solutions, a software and services provider to biopharmaceutical companies (acquired by Accenture); Trigenesis Therapeutics, a specialty dermatology company where he served as Chief Medical Officer (acquired by Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories); Cutix Inc., a commercial dermatology company that markets PreSun®, a sunscreen brand acquired from Bristol-Myers Squibb. He began his pharmaceutical industry career at Johnson and Johnson.
Dr. Walker currently is on the Board of Directors of Sebacia, Inc as well as the Dermatology Summit, an Advancing Innovation in Dermatology Conference. He previously served on the Board of Directors for Octagon. He is also on the Advisory Board of Flexible Medical Systems. Dr. Walker received his MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.