Kalghatgi, Krishna

Krishna is a Director at ICC, focusing on the Family support services initiative that ICC was founded on. Krishna contributes to ICC activities and its mission. As a volunteer he serves ICC clients and their families in need of emergency support and continues to serve the aged and the sick.

Professional background

Krishna worked as a faculty at Yale University conducting research on Material Science and subsequently worked in Pharmaceutical sector – PerSeptive Biosystems, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, NeoGenesis and TargaNox.

He co-founded two companies. Glycotech, a company that provided specialized tools for Separation Science and NeoGenesis is a drug discovery company. NeoGenesis was acquired in 2009 by Merck which continues to deploy the tools developed by NeoGenesis to present date.

His expertise includes R&D for development of novel research tools for drug discovery.

Community service

Krishna is involved in “Free Meals to homeless” program as a member of Sathya Sai Center in Northborough, MA.  He provides mentorship to help rebuild lives of individuals with criminal background and living in homeless shelters or halfway homes.

Krishna was recognized as ‘Volunteer of the Year’ by Indian Circle for Caring in 2017.

He was a recipient of ‘Community Unsung Hero’ award by Lokvani in 2017.

Personal, Hobbies and other interests

Krishna and his wife Leena live in the Boston area. Leena worked as scientist at Abbott Pharmaceuticals.

They have two children – Jutika (daughter) works is a lead in a law firm.  Nikhil (son) works in Financial sector.

Krishna is a member of Sathya Sai Center, Northborough, MA.  He is a firm believer of Sathya Sai baba’s message to the world ‘Love All, Serve ALL’.

He participates in devotional and spiritual activities supporting community members at large.


Krishna earned Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

He published 35 scientific articles and holds 7 US Patents.