Our Team

Senior Science Advisors

David Baltimore, Robert “Tij” Tjian, and Marc Kastner are active champions and advisors on behalf of the Alliance. As the former leaders of the California Institute of Technology, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Donner Professor of Physics Emeritus at MIT┬árespectively, they have decades 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

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


Valerie Conn

Sue Merrilees
Senior Advisor

Julie S. Kohrt
Director of Events

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

Elenoa Fuka
Operations Manager

Lana Ha
Executive Assistant