Management Team

Sylvie Breton

PhD, Scientific founder, Chair of SAB, and Director

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.

She is highly experienced in all aspects of epithelial cell biology, cell signaling, and physiology of the kidney and the urogenital tract. She brings several areas of expertise to the Company. She has trained several scientists, who now occupy leadership positions at different institutions throughout the world. She and her colleagues have published over 100 papers since 1993.

Prof. Breton is the recipient of several awards, including MGH Claflin Distinguished Scholar award in 1997, the American Physiological Society Renal Section investigator Award in 2005, the MGH Joseph Martin Basic Research Prize award in 2008, and the 2012 Research Award of the Society for the Study of Reproduction. She is a Charles and Ann Sanders Research Scholar (2011), and incumbent of the Richard Moerschner Endowed MGH Research Institute Chair (2019). She is a board member of the American Journal of Physiology: Cell Physiology. Prof. Breton has been a member of ASA since 2003, she presented the ASA Women in Andrology Lecture in 2011, she was recently elected Secretary of the ASA Council, and she was Co-Chair of the Program Committee for the ASA 2017 meeting.

Other Team Members

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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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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