Christopher Aker, J.D.
Mr. Aker joined Regulus in February 2011 and currently serves as Vice President, Legal Affairs. Prior to joining Regulus, Mr. Aker served as the Senior Director, Administration and Senior Corporate Counsel for Phenomix Corporation, a privately-held biopharmaceutical company, and was responsible for operational and legal oversight. Prior to Phenomix, Mr. Aker was Senior Corporate Counsel at SUGEN, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pharmacia, until its acquisition by Pfizer. Prior to SUGEN, Mr. Aker was in private practice with various law firms. Mr. Aker received his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of California, Davis and his J.D. from the Santa Clara University.