Court R. Turner, J.D. joined Avalon Ventures in 2008 as an Advisor and became a Venture Partner in 2010. Mr. Turner is President, CEO and Director of Carolus Therapeutics, COO and Director of Afraxis, and Director of Zacharon Pharmaceuticals, each Avalon VIII portfolio companies. Additionally, Court led Avalon’s investment in RQx Pharmaceuticals as its founding CEO and Chairman; is COO and Director of Sova Pharmaceuticals; and a Board Observer of Cardeas Pharma, each Avalon IX portfolio companies.