Elena Prokupets


Elena Prokupets, Ph.D. has served as a member of our Board of Directors since December 2015. Elena co-founded Lenel Systems International, a security software company, in 1991 and served as its President, CEO and Chairwoman of the Board until its sale to United Technology Corporation. She also previously co-founded and led Edicon Systems (a division of Eastman Kodak Company). Dr. Prokupets was on the board of directors of Acetylon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, from August 2009 until its sale to Celgene Corporation, a subsidiary of Bristol-Myers Squibb, in December 2016, and currently serves on the boards of directors of Regenacy Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, NextRNA, a biotechnology company focused on an RNA target and drug discovery platform technology, and OncoPep, Inc., a biotechnology company that specializes in the development of targeted immuno-therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. She is also a Life Trustee of the University of Rochester. Elena holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University, Russia.