Paola S. Timiras, MD, Ph.D.
Chair, CREA
Professor Emerita
Dept. of Molecular & Cell Biology
UC Berkeley

George Brooks, Ph.D.
Integrative Biology
UC Berkeley

Judith Campisi, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
Life Sciences Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Greg M. Cole, Ph.D.
Professor of Gerontology
Associate Director
Alzheimer Center,
UCLA Neurology

David Gilbert,
Technology Transfer Liaison
Life Sciences Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Hal Sternberg, Ph.D.
Vice President of Research
BioTime, Inc.

Igor R. Blake
Retired Administrator
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Lorrene Ritchie, Ph.D., R.D.
Research Scientist
Center for Weight and Health

Igor R. Blake

  • Education:
    • 1951 B.A. Bowdoin College
    • 1953 M.B.A. Stanford University, Graduate School of Business
  • Experience:
    • 1993-1999: Volunteered three days a week nine months a year at the Society of California Pioneers working on finance and administration.
    • 1998-1990: Manager, Life Sciences Administration, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL). Coordinated the establishment of three new Divisions and a change in leadership for the fourth Life Sciences Division.
    • 1986-1987: Division Administrator, Biology and Medicine Division, LBL. Administered the Division and worked with the Division Director on the plans for reorganization of Life Sciences.
    • 1982-1986: Staff Position, Plant Engineering, LBL. Worked on space administration, LBL long-range facility plans, institutional plans and site development plans.
    • 1977-1982: Department Head, Business and Auxiliary Services, LBL. Responsible for Business Services, including Audit Coordination, Insurance Risk Management, Cafeteria, Work for Others, and Property Management, Protective Services, and Administrative Data Processing.
    • 1963-1977: Division Administrator, Biology & Medicine Division, LBL. Introduced the use of a computer-based budget planning and monitoring system. Responsible for safety, facilities planning and operating which included hospital units, patient treatment facilities at the accelerators, research animal colony, and electronic and mechanical shops.
    • 1956-1963: Officer and Director, Blake Brothers Company, Richmond, California, manufacturer of crushed rock, asphaltic concrete, and ready-mix conrete, and general contractors. Coordinated reorganization plan under which Standard Oil Company of California acquired the assests of Blake Brothers Company. Experience in real estate management and estate planning.
    • 1953-1955: U.S. Army, procurement.
  • Community:
    • President ExL's, LBL Retires Group 1993-1995. Vice President, The Society of California Pioneers 1996-present. Chair of the Board of Directors Stiles Hall, University YMCA, 1971-1974. Director United Way Executive Board, Mt. Diablo Council, Boy Scouts of America, 1962-1972, and holder of the Silver Beaver Award.
  • Interests:
    • World travel, photography, forestry



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