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Tim Scott

President and CEO

Mr. Scott is President and CEO of AustinPx, a technology company enhancing the pharmacokinetics of critical medicines. He is the co-founder and Executive Board Chair of TEGA Therapeutics, a glycobiology company focused on lysosomal storage disorders and recombinant heparan sulfates. He previously was co-founder and President of Pharmatek Laboratories, a contract development and manufacturing company (sold to Catalent Pharma Solutions in 2016). Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President at (IPO 2011). Mr. Scott serves on the Board of Avelas, a bioscience company working to create better outcomes for cancer patients with its activatable cell-penetrating peptide technology. He also serves on the board of DTx, a biotechnology company using fatty acid motifs to deliver RNA therapeutics (sold to Novartis 2023). He previously served on the board of Zacharon Pharmaceuticals (sold to Biomarin 2014).

Mr. Scott has founded, funded or supported multiple spinouts from UC San Diego including Zacharon, TEGA, LipoNexus, Knoubis Bio, Nerio and Augment.

Mr. Scott is immediate past Executive Board Chair of CONNECT, a non-profit organization helping to create and scale innovation companies in San Diego. He serves as Chair of Biocom California, a non-profit organization supporting the needs of bio/pharma companies in California. Mr. Scott serves on the Medical Research Advisory Committee for the Conrad Prebys Foundation, providing grants to innovative research in the health sciences. He serves on the board of Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine which is developing BeginNGS, a whole genome screening for newborns.

He serves as a Trustee for the University of San Diego. At UC San Diego, he chairs the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Division of Biological Sciences. In the community, Mr. Scott is a trustee for the La Jolla Playhouse, a Tony-award winning regional theatre.

Mr. Scott earned his B.A. in Biochemistry from the University of California, San Diego. He earned his J.D. from the University of San Diego and is a member of the California Bar.