Rakhshita is the Director of Innovation Services at MassBio. She oversees all Innovation Services programs but is primarily responsible for Pharma partnering program called, Pharma days. Rakhshita joined MassBio in late 2010 and helped build the Innovation services department and it’s signature programs MassCONNECT and Pharma Days. Under her leadership these programs have become industry leading efforts in both entrepreneurship and partnering and these models are now being emulated by other trade associations around the world.
Prior to MassBio, Rakhshita worked at a boutique business development life science consulting firm, Adjuvant Global Advisors in DC. She holds a Master’s degree in Molecular Biology from Georgetown University and a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from University of Mumbai.
She is very active in the life-science entrepreneurial community and often volunteers as a judge at various local pitch events.