Trustees bear ultimate responsibility for directing the conduct of KGI’s activities and affairs and for overseeing its operations, including:

  • Approval of the Institute’s strategic plan, mission, and goals
  • Approval of the Institute’s annual operating plans, budget, and financial performance
  • Oversight of the Institute’s annual audit
  • Advisement on significant Institutional and academic issues, actions, transactions, and legal matters
  • Nominations of trustees and assurance of effective governance
  • Selection of the president and plans for succession
  • Oversight of evaluations and compensation for the president and senior staff

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Board Members

Name
Position
Ackerman
Partner at Covington & Burling LLP
Balachandran
Former Executive Vice President, Operations, Amgen
Bernstein
Co-founder and Chairman, BioCentury
Bradbury
Executive Chairman, Equillium, Inc.
Curry R
Board Chair Emeritus, KGI; President, PerceptiMed, Inc.
Dananberg
Chief Medical Officer, Unity Biotechnology
Steven Galson
Senior Vice President, Research and Development, Amgen
Grossman
Former Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Prasad
President, ProMed Health Care Administrators
barbara kosacz
Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Kronos Bio, Inc.
Harlan Levine headshot
President of Strategy and Business Ventures, City of Hope
Rodney Markin
Associate Vice Chancellor for Business Development and Director UNeTech Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Mazumdar Shaw
Founder and Chairperson, Biocon Limited
Moses
Professor of Anthropology and former Associate Vice Chancellor, Diversity and Inclusion, University of California, Riverside
Monde Qhobosheane
President and Chief Executive Officer, Analytik Jena
Riggs A
Director Emeritus & Chair, Diabetes Research Department, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope
Santos J
Secretary of the General Health Council, Government of Mexico; Professor, Experimental Medicine Unit, School of Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico
Schuster
President and Professor, KGI
Suh
Founding Managing Director, California Technology Ventures, LLC
Villa Komaroff
Consultant of Intersections: Science, Business, Diversity
Timothy White
Former Chancellor, California State University
Widergren
Former CEO and President, Corgenix and ORGENTEC
Rich Wolf
Partner, Portfolio Manager, and Investment Analyst, Capital World Investors
Wu L
Former Program Executive, IBM Global University Programs
Yochum
President & Chief Executive Officer, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center

Trustees Emeriti

Name
Position
Anderson B
President and CEO, Veracyte, Inc.
Baldeschwieler
Professor Emeritus, California Institute of Technology
Fenton
Fenton & Associates LLC; Former Executive Vice President, Amgen
Heyboer
Human Resources Consultant; Former Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Genentech Inc.
Alice Huang
Senior Faculty Associate in Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology
President, Brighton Distributing Company
Kury
Former Vice President and General Counsel, Guidant Corporation
Leland
Retired, Founding Partner, RCM Capital Management
McConnell
Former President, Pioneer DuPont
Miller C
Chairman, The Clifford Group, Inc.
Rastetter
Chairman, Board of Directors, Illumina Inc.
Rosso
Chairman Emeritus, Beckman Coulter Inc.
Jack Stark
President Emeritus, Claremont McKenna College
Murli Tolaney
Chairman Emeritus, MWH Global, Inc.
Tranquada
Emeritus Professor of Medicine & Public Policy, University of Southern California