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Leadership Overview

As a non-profit organization, The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is governed by its Board of Directors. The Board of Directors establishes policies, exercises powers as stated in the bylaws, controls property, and conducts the affairs for the institute. The Board of Directors delegates certain powers to the administration of the institute, while serving as the ultimate decision-making unit, and is advised by TSRI's Board of Scientific Governors—comprised of some of the world's top scientists.

Members of the Board of Directors

Chairman John D. Diekman, Ph.D.
Founding Partner, 5AM Ventures

Herb Boyer, Ph.D.
Co-Founder, Genentech

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

Gerald Chan, Ph.D.
Co-Founder, Morningside

Mark Edwards
Founder, Bioscience Advisors, Inc.

Peter C. Farrell, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Chairman and CEO, ResMed

Isy Goldwasser
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Thync, Inc.

William R. Hearst III
Chairman of the Board, Hearst Corporation

Ge Li, Ph.D.
Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, WuXi AppTec

Claudia S. Luttrell
President, The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology

Mark Pearson
Co-Founder, Vice Chairman of the Board,
Drawbridge Realty Trust

Bernard Saint-Donat
President, Saint-Donat & Co.

Peter G. Schultz, Ph.D.
Vice Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer,
The Scripps Research Institute

Christopher T. Walsh, Ph.D.
Consulting Professor to the Stanford University Department of Chemistry

TSRI Faculty Board Appointee Paul Schimmel, Ph.D.
Hahn Professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine and Chemistry,
The Scripps Research Institute


Jared Machado, C.P.A.
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Douglas A. Bingham, Esq.
Executive Vice President and Secretary

Tamara L. Barnas
Executive Administrator and Assistant Secretary