Dr. Withers joined Aerpio in 2011 and leads clinical operations activities for Aerpio. Dr. Withers has over 15 years in the pharmaceutical industry in various roles supporting drug development programs, spanning phases 1 through 4. Dr. Withers has held positions of Medical Writer, Drug Development Project Manager, Clinical Scientist and Safety Risk Management Leader at Pfizer; Clinical Scientist at GE Healthcare; and Site Head and Project Director at United Biosource Corporation. Dr. Withers received her B.S. in Biology from the University of Michigan and earned her Ph.D. from Wayne State University Medical School in Molecular Biology and Genetics and performed post-doctoral research in cancer biology at Parke Davis/Warner Lambert.