Vice President, Research
United States of America
Dr. Cearley is vice president of research at Aptinyx, managing the strategy and operations of the Aptinyx research team as well as the intellectual property (IP) portfolio. She was previously senior director of corporate strategy at Aptinyx. Prior to Aptinyx, Dr. Cearley was senior director of corporate development at Naurex, where she was involved in financing and transaction efforts and managed communications and IP. Prior to Naurex, Dr. Cearley served as director of portfolio management for Takeda Pharmaceuticals. She was formerly a manager in the Life Sciences Practice of L.E.K. Consulting. Dr. Cearley received a B.S. in neuroscience from Washington State University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania.