Dr. Rakesh K. Jain, Ph.D. is Independent Trustee of HQ Life Sciences Investors. Dr. Jain is the Andrew Werk Cook Professor of Tumor Biology in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School and the Director of the Edwin L. Steele Laboratory of Tumor Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital, providing each Fund with a valuable perspective on emerging life sciences technologies. Dr. Jain cofounded XTuit Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 2011, where he also serves as a board member. He serves on the Governance and Nominating Committee of each Fund. Prior to joining Harvard, he was professor of chemical engineering at Columbia University and Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Jain is regarded as a pioneer in the fields of tumor biology, drug delivery, in vivo imaging and bioengineering. Dr. Jain has authored more than 600 publications. He serves on advisory panels to government, industry and academia, and has served or continues to serve on editorial advisory boards of twenty journals, including Journal of Clinical Oncology and Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology. He has received more than 70 major awards and lectureships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Humboldt Senior Scientist Award, the National Cancer Institute Research Career Development Award and Outstanding Investigator Grant, the Academic Scientist of the Year Award from the Pharmaceutical Achievements Awards, the Distinguished Service Award from Nature Biotechnology and the Innovator Award from the DoD Breast Cancer Program. He is a member of all three branches of US National Academies the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Age: 66 Executive Since 2007