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Board of Trustees

J. Craig Venter, Ph.D.
Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, J. Craig Venter Institute

Erling J. Norrby, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice Chairman, J. Craig Venter Institute; Professor at the Center for History of Science, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Karen E. Nelson, Ph.D.
President, J. Craig Venter Institute

Reena Horowitz
Community volunteer, jewelry designer, philanthropist and former president of Healthcare Corporation

Dean Kamen
Founder, DEKA Research

Jessie J. Knight, Jr., MBA
Executive Vice President, Sempra Energy (retired)

Heather Kowalski
Kowalski Communications

Alfonso Romo
Chairman and CEO of Plenus, S.A. de C.V.

Rudy L. Ruggles, Jr., MBA
Physicist (retired) and Ruggles Family Foundation

Bill Walton
Television broadcaster and retired basketball player