Our Team

Senior Science Advisors

David Baltimore, Marc Kastner,¬†Shirley M. Tilghman, and Robert “Tij” Tjian are active champions and advisors on behalf of the Alliance. As the former leaders of the California Institute of Technology, MIT, Princeton, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, respectively, they have over a century of experience in the most effective ways to fund basic science, in addition to being active researchers who understand how great basic research is done.

David Baltimore, Ph.D.
President Emeritus, Caltech

Marc Kastner, Ph.D.
Donner Professor of Physics Emeritus, MIT; Adjunct Professor of Physics, Stanford University

Shirley M. Tilghman, Ph.D.
President Emeritus and Professor of Molecular Biology and Public Affairs, Princeton University

Robert Tjian, Ph.D.
Former President, HHMI; Biochemist, UC Berkeley

Staff

Valerie Conn
President

Sue Merrilees
Senior Advisor

Julie S. Kohrt
Director of Events

Kate Lowry, Ph.D.
Science Director

Michael G. Bare, M.P.H.
Communications Manager

Elenoa Fuka
Budget and Data Manager

Lana Ha
Program Associate