Institutional Leadership


Peter Schultz, PhD
Vice Chair of the Board
President and CEO

Ardem Patapoutian, PhD
Faculty Board Appointee
Professor Department of Neuroscience

Alanna Rutan, Esq.
Board Secretary
Chief Compliance Counsel

Board of directors

John D. Diekman, PhD, Chair
Founding Partner
5 AM Ventures

Ron Burkle
Founder, The Yucaipa Companies
Founder and Chair, Ronald W. Burkle Foundation

Gerald Chan, ScD

Tom Daniel, MD
LocanaBio, Inc.

Mark Edwards
Bioscience Advisors, Inc.

Peter C. Farrell, PhD, DSc
Founder and Chair

Benedict Gross, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Mathematics
Harvard University
Professor, Dept. of Mathematics
University of California, San Diego

Barbara Kosacz, JD
Former Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel
Kronos Bio

Sherry Lansing
Co-founder, Stand Up To Cancer
Founder, The Sherry Lansing Foundation

Gene Lay, DVM
Founder, BioLegend

Lillian Lou, PhD
The John C. Martin Foundation

Claudia S. Luttrell
The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology

Mark Pearson
Founder and CEO, Altamont Pharma
Co-founder and Vice Chair
Drawbridge Realty Trust

Peter Schultz, PhD
Vice Chair of the Board
President and CEO

Herbert Wertheim, OD, DSc, MD (hc)
Founder and CEO, Brain Power Incorporated
Co-founder, Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Family Foundation