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[Board of directors]

Krupa Rajur, MD. CEO, President, & Board Member

Krupa received her MD degree in internal medicine from Tufts University School of Medicine and completed her fellowship in Nephrology from Brown University RI. Currently she serves as a nephrologist at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua & Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Manchester, NH.

Raj Rajur, CreaGen Business Incubator

Raj Rajur, PhD, Executive Director, Founder, & Board Member

Dr. Rajur holds a PhD degree in synthetic and organic chemistry. Dr. Rajur's academic career includes appointments at the Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Boston College, Northeastern University, Massachusetts General Hospital and
Harvard Medical School.


In the industrial sector, he has held scientific and managerial positions at ArQule and Millipore Corporations. He has authored more than 25 papers in peer-reviewed journals and holds 3 US patents.


John L. Brooks III, Chairman & Board Member

John is a well-known life sciences executive. He is the managing director of Healthcare Capital, LLC. Previously President & Chief Executive Officer of the Joslin Diabetes Center. He has co-founded 7 life sciences companies including Insulet (PODD), & Prism Venture Partners. He was previously the Emerging Business Group General Manager at Pfizer/Valleylab.

Nandan Padukone, Ph.D, MBA Board Member

Nandan is an Entrepeneur-in-Resident at T1D Fund, Strategic Advisor at Joslin Diabetes Center, & Mentor/Catalyst at MIT Deshpande Center and MassBio. Dr. Padukone has been Joslin's Senior Vice President, Innovation from 2012-2018. He's facilitated several start-up companies and helped achieve funding from SBIRs, foundations, angel groups, and VCs. He was previously President & CEO of Nuvera Biosciences (2005-2012), & President of Silico Insights (2000-2005).

Bill Cummings Board Member

Bill Cummings has been employed in sales and marketing positions with Vick Chemical Company (Vaporub, etc.). He founded Cummings Properties and built/restored dozens of large & very large commercial structures. Cummings Properties provides business homes for more than 2,000 MA businesses & organizations. He has served 10 years as a charter trustee of Tufts and is a former overseer of Tufts Medical School & Director of Winchester Hospital. He was named 1998 Real Estate Entrepreneur of the Year for New England by Ernst & Young, LLP. He was also awarded Tufts Distinguished Service Award "for service to Tufts, his community, and his profession." He has been recognized as one of the 50 Most Influential Bostonians by Boston Business Journal

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