Dr. Rote is responsible for all aspects of the Company's R&D functions, overseeing clinical development, discovery and translational research, regulatory affairs, and medical affairs. Prior to joining Retrophin, Dr. Rote led clinical development at Ardea Biosciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of AstraZeneca. In this role, he was responsible for leading all aspects of clinical trial execution and analysis, including clinical operations, data management, and biostatistics. Prior to his role at Ardea, Dr. Rote held numerous positions of increasing responsibility at Amylin, including vice president and site head for R&D. He earned both his Ph.D. in Pharmacology and B.S. in Pre-Medicine from Pennsylvania State University, and received postdoctoral training from the University of Michigan.