Leadership Team

Mansfield Bio-Incubator's team, May 2017.  Russ Yukhananov (left), Alexander Margulis (center), and Richard Sousa right).

Mansfield Bio-Incubator's team, May 2017. Russ Yukhananov (left), Alexander Margulis (center), and Richard Sousa right).

Rustam (Russ) Yukhananov, PhD

Founder & President. Russ is responsible for strategic direction and overall supervision of Mansfield Bio-Incubator’s operation. He is a scientist and successful biotech entrepreneur.  Russ is CEO and co-founder of Precision Biosystems, a manufacturing company developing small-scale automation. He is a member of advisory board at several bioinformatics companies and scientific journals. Prior to starting his entrepreneurial carrier he was a faculty at Harvard Medical School and director of Laboratory of Neurogenomics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Before that he was a director of Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience at University Wisconsin-Madison. He has multiple US and international patents for device design and pharmaceuticals. Russ is an author and co-author of more than 50 peer review publications.  He earned his medical degree at the Second Pirogov’s Institute in Moscow and his PhD at the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (Moscow, Russia) and currently is finishing his MBA at UMass Boston.


Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Margulis has more than 20 years of science, operations, and business development experience in the Life Science industry. Trained as a cellular and molecular biologist, his accomplishments include a dozen authored scientific papers and numerous abstracts. In business development, Dr. Margulis increased sales by 200% within two years in the US and Canada, placing the Capital Equipment instruments into world-class academic and biotech/pharma accounts in the Boston area Alex holds a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Stony Brook University.

Richard Sousa

Treasurer. Richard is a successful entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience. He began his career by starting a local transportation business, which is now a multi-million dollar business serving thousands of customers. He is a founder and investor in more than dozen companies in the transportation, real estate, software, and medical device industries. His businesses have generated over 350 jobs in Massachusetts. One of the ventures he founded, Vam Realty Trust, owns a 63 acre facility with a 323,000 sq. ft. building; part of this building will be converted into lab space for the life science industry that will be operated and managed by Mansfield Bio-Incubator.