Dr. Karen Bulock has served as vice president research for RXi Pharmaceuticals since April 2012. Dr. Bulock has over 20 years of experience in discovery and preclinical project management. Since joining RXi in 2011, Dr. Bulock has been responsible for strategy and execution of RXi's discovery and preclinical research projects including RXI-109, RXi's first clinical candidate. Prior to joining RXi, Dr. Bulock served as the associate director of research at Galena Biopharma. Prior to Galena, she spent several years leading discovery-stage projects to support small molecule therapeutic programs in the fields of metabolic disease and anti-infectives at CytRx Corp. and Essential Therapeutics Inc. Dr. Bulock received a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Yale University. Dr. Bulock has authored numerous scientific articles and is a co-inventor on many patent applications.