Scientist turned business leader will strengthen the company’s commercial operations and bolster business development efforts.
BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 9, 2023 —Flagship Biosciences, Inc., a leader in spatial biology and biomarker analytics services, announced the appointment of Gina Wallar, Ph.D, MPH as their new Chief Commercial Officer. Gina is an accomplished business executive in the pharma services and diagnostics industry with 20 years’ experience leading international sales teams, managing people, and spearheading business development from a financial perspective.
“We are very excited to have Gina join the Flagship team. Gina brings over 20 years of experience in commercial, operational, and scientific expertise, having held leadership positions at several large, commercial organizations,” said CEO Trevor Johnson. “Flagship is a company dedicated to the best science, and her passions for both science and business make her the perfect choice for our CCO.”
Prior to joining Flagship Biosciences, Dr. Wallar acted as Senior Vice President for Fulgent Genetics where she led their sales and business development efforts. Prior to that, Dr. Wallar held numerous positions at Neogenomics Laboratories from 2014-2022, most recently having acted as their President of Pharma Services. She also held leadership roles in the Clinical Division and as Director of Scientific Affairs and Project Management. For 12 years (from 2002-2014), Dr. Wallar served as the Director for LabCorp Clinical Trials in Los Angeles, CA and oversaw PD-L1 testing, supporting the first companion diagnostic approval.
Dr. Wallar earned her PhD at UCLA in molecular epidemiology with her field of study on risk susceptibility polymorphisms in the cancer stem cell pathway. She has an MPH from Boston University in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Past research interests have included risk factors for identifying susceptibility to cancer as well as molecular prognostic indicators of disease.
“This is a remarkable time to join the Flagship Biosciences team,” said Gina. “I look forward to advancing Flagship’s award-winning solutions and stellar customer service with a world-class commercial organization. We are poised for big things and I am thrilled to be a part of Flagship’s exciting next chapter.”