Court R. Turner, J.D.

Court R. Turner, JD has over 20 years of experience in corporate development, operations and healthcare venture capital. Mr. Turner currently serves as the Chief Business Officer and Managing Director of Accelerator Life Science Partners, as well as, Partner at LYZZ Capital and Executive Chair & Co-Founder of Onchilles Pharma.  Prior to joining Accelerator Life Science Partners, Mr. Turner was a Venture Partner with Avalon Ventures where he was the founding CEO and Director of both Synthorx (acquired by Sanofi), Inc. and Cellular Approaches, Inc. He was also the founding Chairman and CEO of RQx Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Genentech). Mr. Turner has also served in executive management roles at Kalypsys, Inc. and Aurora Biosciences (acquired by Vertex).

Mr. Turner received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law and holds a BS in Psychology from San Diego State University.