Alumni News Briefs
Srivastava featured in Entrepreneur India
Gitika Srivastava, A.B. ’01 (computer science), founder and CEO of Navya Network, was interviewed by Entrepreneur India magazine about her company and the role of technology in cancer treatment.
Navya Network is an online software application that matches a patient’s characteristics to published health data, globally accepted medical guidelines, and expert physician recommendations to find the best treatment options.
In the interview, Srivastava discusses machine learning and technology to make cancer treatment affordable.
Isakov interviewed for Huffington Post feature
Kimberly (Murdaugh) Isakov, S.M. ’13 (engineering sciences), has been featured in a Huffington Post article about her journey to become a doctor.
Isakov, who also holds an A.B. in chemistry from Harvard, recently graduated from the Yale School of Medicine and is about to begin a radiology residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
In the article, she discusses how, while a graduate student at SEAS, she had the opportunity to develop a surgical device as a course project. That experience inspired her to pursue medicine.
3 alumni named MVP entrepreneurs by Boston Globe
Gabriel Guimaraes, A.B. ’17 and Jared Pochtar, A.B. ’17 (computer science), and Dan Nevius, S.B. ’11, (electrical engineering and computer science), have been named MVP entrepreneurs by Boston Globe correspondent Scott Kirsner.
Guimaraes and Pochtar are co-founders of Pagedraw, a startup based in San Francisco that helps designers turn their drawings and mock-ups of websites into working software code. Nevius co-founded Analytical Space, which is building relay satellites that will use laser communications to get satellite data from space to Earth less expensively.
Johnson named to Constellation Brands board
Susan Johnson, S.B. ’87, (engineering sciences), has been appointed to the board of directors of Constellation Brands, a Fortune 500 company that is an international producer and marketer of beer, wine, and spirits.
Since 2014, Johnson has served as corporate executive vice president and chief marketing officer of SunTrust Banks, Inc., one of the largest financial services companies in the U.S. She is responsible for overseeing the company’s brand strategy, corporate marketing options, and serves as a member of the executive leadership team.
In addition to her Harvard degree, Johnson holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Alumni startup highlighted in BostInno
Reverie Labs, a biotechnology startup launched by computer science concentrators Hirsh Jain, A.B. ’17, and Jonah Kallenbach, A.B., S.M. ’17, has been featured in BostInno.
The startup is planning to use artificial intelligence techniques to help pharmaceutical companies improve their drug design process. The co-founders recently raised $25,000 from Rough Draft Ventures and are joining the Harvard Innovation Lab’s Venture Incubation Program.