Strategic and Scientific Advisory Board 

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.

Dr. Waikar is a clinician-investigator with interest in acute kidney injury (AKI), chronic kidney disease (CKD), renal replacement therapy, and electrolyte abnormalities. Dr. Waikar's research projects include epidemiologic investigations utilizing large databases as well as translational/patient-oriented research projects. Ongoing studies in my research group include: the epidemiology of AKI and hyponatremia; novel blood and urinary biomarkers of AKI and CKD; and small solute flux during hemodialysis and continuous renal replacement therapy.

Dr. Waikar's lab has a number of ongoing observational cohorts with biological sample collection in patients with and at risk for AKI and CKD, including in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, cardiac catheterization, intensive care unit hospitalization, cisplatin chemotherapy, and kidney biopsy.

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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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.

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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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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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