Tim Barder PhD

Senior Principal, Strategy Consulting
Tim Barder

Tim Barder is a senior principal at Lumanity. He has over 14 years of experience in the life science industry, from leading drug discovery, development, and delivery programs to advising global pharmaceutical, early-stage biotech, CDMO, and investment firm clients. Tim’s expertise and passion are in innovation strategy development, where he identifies and develops actionable recommendations in order to maximize growth by ensuring clients embark on cutting-edge science and drive towards commercially superior products and services.

Prior to joining Lumanity, Tim spent six years at L.E.K. Consulting and Arthur D. Little, where he led the Technology & Innovation Practice in the US. Before his time in consulting, Tim worked as a scientist at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Merck Research Labs, and Blend Therapeutics where he led groups in pharmaceutical development focused on oncology, inflammation, and neurology.

Outside of work, Tim enjoys spending time with his family, traveling to new destinations, enjoying the outdoors, and staying fit.

Tim received his PhD in Organic Chemistry from MIT under the tutelage of Professor Stephen Buchwald and was a NIH postdoctoral fellow under the late 2008 Noble Laurate Professor Roger Tsien in the field of cancer imaging and targeting. He also received a BS in Chemistry from UC San Diego. Tim is a co-author on more than 25 peer-reviewed publications and patents, garnering ~6,000 citations to date.