Meet Our Teams



Our Board of Directors and Staff

Professionals dedicated to promoting biotechnology education.

Officers/Executive Committee

President
Jason D. Kantor, Ph.D.

Biotechnology Analyst
Artisan Partners

Secretary
Sandra Smith, J.D.

Attorney/Retired Admin Law Judge
Law Office of Sandra L. Smith

Treasurer
Teresa "Terry" Calarco

Sr. Business Manager
Materials Sciences Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Past President
Caroline Kane, Ph.D.

Professor in Residence Emerita
Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California Berkeley

2019 Directors

Celeste Brooks, M.B.A.
Business Development Executive
Biologics, West Coast
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Carla Carriveau, J.D.
Associate General Counsel
Circle Internet Financial, Ltd.

Katrin Jakob, Ph.D.
Managing Partner
California Business Associates, LLC

Kenneth Saffier, M.D.
Physician, Family Medicine Residency
Contra Costa Regional Medical Center

Irina Silva, M.A.
Communications & Outreach Manager
Joint BioEnergy Institute
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Jennifer S. Wade, Ph.D.
CRDP Associate
Genentech, Inc.


2019 Staff Members

Lynda E. Gayden
Executive Director

lgayden@biotechpartners.org

Eluemuno Blyden, Ph.D.
Program Manager

eblyden@biotechpartners.org

Emma Roark
Program Coordinator

Berkeley High School
eroark@biotechpartners.org

Katrina Krommenhock
Office Assistant

Katrina@biotechpartners.org

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 2186
Berkeley, CA 94702

Office Location:

800 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA 94710


Thanks to Our Sponsors

Some of the generous companies we have the pleasure to work with

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