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BOARD MEMBERS

Charles F. Kennel (Board Chair)
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
UC San Diego
Bruce Alberts
UC San Francisco
Jeffrey Armstrong
California Polytechnic State University SLO
Ann Arvin
Stanford University
Bruce B. Darling
National Academy of Sciences
National Research Council
Richard C. Flagan
Caltech
Corey Goodman (Council Chair)
venBio Partners, LLC
Susan Hackwood (Executive Director)
CCST
Charles E. Harper
Jariet Technologies
John C. Hemminger
UC Irvine
Lisa Rossbacher
Humboldt State University
Judith Swain (Council Vice Chair)
National University of Singapore
Van Ton-Quinlivan
California Community Colleges
Samuel Traina
UC Merced
Eugene Tu
NASA Liaison
Bruce Alberts

CCST Board Member
Bruce Alberts

Chancellor's Leadership Chair in Biochemistry and Biophysics for Science and Education, University of California, San Francisco

Bruce Alberts, a prominent biochemist with a strong commitment to the improvement of science and mathematics education, was awarded the National Medal of Science by President Barack Obama in 2014 and the 2016 Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science. Dr. Alberts served as Editor-in-Chief of Science (2009-2013) and as one of the first three United States Science Envoys (2009-2011). He is now the Chancellor's Leadership Chair in Biochemistry and Biophysics for Science and Education at the University of California, San Francisco, to which he returned after serving two six-year terms as the president of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

During his tenure at the NAS, Alberts was instrumental in developing the landmark National Science Education standards that have been implemented in school systems nationwide. The type of "science as inquiry" teaching we need, says Alberts, emphasizes "logical, hands-on problem solving, and it insists on having evidence for claims that can be confirmed by others. It requires work in cooperative groups, where those with different types of talents can discover them - developing self confidence and an ability to communicate effectively with others."

Alberts is also noted as one of the original authors of The Molecular Biology of the Cell, a preeminent textbook in the field now in its fifth edition. For the period 2000 to 2009, he served as the co-chair of the InterAcademy Council, an organization in Amsterdam governed by the presidents of 15 national academies of sciences and that was established to provide scientific advice to the world.

Committed in his international work to the promotion of the "creativity, openness and tolerance that are inherent to science," Alberts believes that "scientists all around the world must now band together to help create more rational, scientifically-based societies that find dogmatism intolerable."

Widely recognized for his work in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology, Alberts has earned many honors and awards, including 16 honorary degrees. He currently serves on the advisory boards of more than 15 non-profit institutions, including the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Updated 6/1/17
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