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Chris Bowden, M.D.


Dr. Bowden, an oncology drug development executive with more than 20 years leadership experience including the approval of several cancer medicines, joined Alaunos’ Board in October 2019. He was the chief medical officer of Agios Pharmaceuticals from May 2014 through September 2021.

Previously, Dr. Bowden was vice president product development oncology, at Genentech for eight years. From 2003 to 2006, he was the executive director for EMEA regions for Bristol-Myers Squibb. Earlier, Dr. Bowden held positions of increasing responsibility in oncology clinical development, at Pharmacia Corporation and Janssen Pharmaceutical.

Prior to industry, Dr. Bowden was on the oncology faculty at the University of Virginia Health Science Center. Dr. Bowden received his M.D. from Hahnemann University School of Medicine followed by internal medicine training at Roger Williams Medical Center and the Providence VA Medical Center, Rhode Island. He completed his medical oncology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute Medicine Branch.

Dr. Bowden is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology.