Austin Rynders is the Senior Director of Clinical Operation at Clene. Mr. Rynders is a multi-faceted professional with over 10 years of clinical experience heavily focused in CNS/pain methodology with an emphasis in investigational pain modeling, abuse potential, degenerative disorders, and unique early proof-of-concept study development across Phase I-III studies. With participation and oversight of over 200 clinical trials prior to joining Clene, Mr. Rynders’ exposure to complex and unique study designs has allowed for development of a robust clinical mindset and multiple key accomplishments. These accomplishments include the development and implementation of validated methodologies surrounding ventilatory responses to hypercapnia and quantitative sensory testing, development and beta testing of cognition-based assessment platforms, operational reorganization of multiple clinical operations teams, and the expansion and development of a purpose built 136 bed Phase 1 facility. Mr. Rynders has received a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Utah and will soon obtain his Master of Science in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Michigan State University.