Dr. Philips, PhD, MBA is the co-founder, President and CEO of Spheryx, Inc. She serves on the boards of The POGIL Project, a non-profit organization with an innovative approach to science, technology, engineering, and math education backed by NSF and used in 1000 colleges and universities across the country; DiamiR, an innovative diagnostics company focused on neurodegenerative disease; and The Guttmacher Institute a non-profit research institute to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights in the United States and globally. Dr. Philips served on the Board of Directors of WellGen, Inc. from 2009, and was appointed CEO in May 2012. From 2007-2016 she served on the Board of Delcath (NASDAQ:DCTH). From 2003-06 Dr. Philips was COO/CFO of NexGenix Pharmaceuticals. She was an executive at Corning, Incorporated, from 1997-2002. Dr. Philips served in the Clinton Administration and was on the Faculty of Cornell University in the Dept of Chemistry from 1987-1993.