February 20, 2018

Purdue’s Suresh Garimella appointed to BioCrossroads board of directors

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Suresh Garimella, executive vice president for research and partnerships and the Goodson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University, has been appointed to the board of directors for BioCrossroads Inc.

He succeeds Dan Hasler, president and chief entrepreneurial officer at the Purdue Research Foundation, whose term has expired. 

BioCrossroads is Indiana’s public-private initiative to grow, advance and invest in the life sciences. Board members, who represent the state’s industry, academic and government sectors, help drive the agenda for the organization’s partnerships and investments.

In his role as EVPRP at Purdue, a position he has held since 2014, Garimella oversees Purdue’s $660 million research enterprise, including Discovery Park, an interdisciplinary complex for grand-challenge research. He also is responsible for Purdue’s international programs and its global and corporate partnerships endeavors. Under his leadership, the university has experienced consecutive record years in research funding, established significant new partnerships around the world, and established two new life sciences institutes on integrative neuroscience and on inflammation, immunology and infectious disease.

The co-author of more than 500 widely cited archival publications and 12 patents, Garimella is also a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and has received numerous awards for education and research. He also continues to direct the National Science Foundation-funded Cooling Technologies Research Center, which he founded in 1999.

About BioCrossroads

BioCrossroads advances Indiana’s signature strengths in biotechnology and the life sciences by connecting with corporate, academic and philanthropic partners; facilitating investments in promising startups and building new enterprises; and educating through conferences, reports and market development knowledge. The initiative supports the region’s existing research and corporate strengths while encouraging new business development and forming new enterprises, including the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, Indiana Health Information Exchange, BioCrossroadsLINX, OrthoWorx, and Datalys Center.

Source: Suresh Garimella, garimell@purdue.edu

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