Leadership Team

Peter Nielsen, President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer:

Peter Nielsen co-founded Bio-Path Holdings, a public biotechnology company developing targeted oncology therapies, currently serving as Bio-Path’s president, chief executive officer, chief financial officer, and chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Nielsen established Bio-Path in 2007 and led the development of the company’s novel antisense oligonucleotide technology. Over the ensuing years, Mr. Nielsen oversaw the preclinical and clinical advancement of Bio-Path’s pipeline of product candidates, including prexigebersen, the company’s public market debut, and the foundation of a strong intellectual property portfolio, including patents for composition of matter and method of use. Prior to co-founding Bio-Path, Mr. Nielsen has worked with several other companies, leading turnarounds and developing and executing on strategies for growth. He earned degrees in engineering, mathematics, and an MBA in finance from the University of California at Berkeley.

William Hahne, M.D., Vice President of Clinical Research:

Dr. Hahne was appointed vice president of clinical research in 2017, in which role he is responsible for the development and implementation of the company's clinical strategic plan, as well as management of ongoing studies, clinical staff, reporting, and budget performance. Prior to joining Bio-Path, he worked as a medical consultant for a number of oncology-focused organizations, before which he held various management- and executive-level positions in clinical research and medical affairs at biotechnology and global pharmaceutical companies including Celator Pharmaceuticals (now a subsidiary of Jazz Pharmaceuticals), Celsion Corp, Glaxo Inc., Hoechst Marion Rousel, and Eisai, Inc. During his career, he has been integrally involved in the design and management of oncology clinical trials, development of key opinion leaders, and growth of clinical departments to meet needs of advancing pipelines. He earned his BA in chemistry from Grinnell College and his MD from Cornell University. He conducted his residency in general surgery at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals in Atlanta, Georgia.

Ana Tari Ashizawa, Ph.D., MBA, Director of Research:

Dr. Ana Tari Ashizawa is a scientific co-founder of Bio-Path Holdings and serves as director of research for the company. Dr. Tari Ashizawa is a leading expert in liposomes, and was instrumental in the development of Bio-Path’s neutral lipid delivery technology. She was previously an associate professor at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Florida, Gainesville. Dr. Tari Ashizawa holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Tennessee, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Florida.

Anthony Price, MBA, Director, Finance and Accounting:

Anthony Price serves as the director of finance and accounting. He joined Bio-Path in May 2014 with over 10 years of experience in the healthcare field. From October 2006 through April 2014, he held positions in finance at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., most recently as associate director of finance and accounting. From 1993 to 2006, Mr. Price served in a variety of financial and accounting management positions for Building Materials Holding Corporation. Mr. Price holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration - finance from California State University, Fresno and a Master of Business Administration from Colorado State University.

Douglas P. Morris, Director of Investor Relations:

Doug Morris is a co-founder of Bio-Path and a co-founding director. Mr. Morris has a number of administrative responsibilities, including working with retail broker/dealers in raising capital for small cap companies, and interfacing with existing shareholders. Mr. Morris has a Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University and is working towards a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California.

Michael Roberts, Assistant Director of Manufacturing:

Michael Roberts is the company’s assistant director of manufacturing and supply, and joined Bio-Path in September of 2014. Mr. Roberts brings over 17 years of cGMP lipid manufacturing and liposomal formulation experience.  During Mr. Roberts’ previous employment, he worked with Bio-Path’s leadership team on development projects for Bio-Path’s lead drug product.  Mr. Roberts received his Bachelors of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.