Strategic and Scientific Advisory Board 

Dennis Brown, PhD

Prof. Dennis Brown is an internationally recognized expert on renal physiology and kidney function at the Massachusetts General Hospital (Nephrology Division) and Harvard Medical School.

He is the Director of the MGH Program in Membrane Biology, and Associate Director of the MGH Center for Systems Biology. He is one of the world’s leading authorities on intercalated cells, which are the pro-inflammatory cells involved in AKI. He has over 380 publications (h-index 85), and is the current Editor in Chief of Physiological Reviews, the world’s leading physiological journal.

He was chair of the NIH “kidney” grant reviewing study section from 2011-2014, and is the current President of the American Physiological Society. His honours include numerous named lectureships, mentoring awards, membership of Academia Europaea (the European Academy of Science), and an honorary degree from his alma mater UEA Norwich (UK) for his contributions to cell biology and physiology.

Other Team Members

Sylvie Breton

Professor Sylvie Breton, PhD, is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and directs the Breton Laboratory within the Program in Membrane Biology / Center for Systems Biology in the Nephrology Division at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Glenn Batchelder

Mr. Glenn Batchelder previously was Co-Founder and CEO of Civitas Therapeutics, a development stage pulmonary delivery therapeutic company based on the ARCUS technology platform that was sold to Acorda Therapeutics.

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John Randle

Dr. John C.R. Randle, PhD, brings over 30 years of practical, hands-on experience to the business of drug candidate selection and development.

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Andrea Franz

Ms. Franz is a financial executive with over 25 years of experience in small to mid-size biotechnology companies.

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Dennis Ausiello, MD

Dennis A. Ausiello, MD, is the Director of the Center for Assessment Technology and Continuous Health (CATCH) at MGH; Jackson Distinguished Professor of Clinical Medicine, Emeritus at Harvard Medical School; and the Physician-in-Chief, Emeritus of the Department of Medicine at MGH.

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Martin Freed, MD

Dr. Martin Freed brings more than 25 years of strategic development and operational expertise from across the biopharmaceutical and life sciences industries.

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Todd Rosengart, MD

Dr. Todd Rosengart is a nationally recognized cardiothoracic surgeon, a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-supported scientist, and an extensively published investigator.

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Sushrat Waikar, MD, Mph

Sushrut Waikar, MD, MPH, Clinical Advisor, is Associate Professor of Medicine, BWH/HMS. He is Director of Translational Research and Ambulatory Services, BWH and is an expert in acute and chronic kidney disease.

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Winfred W. Williams, MD

Winfred W. Williams, MD, Medical Advisor, is Nephrologist and Associate Chief of the Division of Nephrology at MGH/HMS. He is Director of the Program in Interventional Nephrology for the Transplantation Unit at MGH.

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