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About the CCST Senior Fellows

Combined, California's universities, federal laboratories, technical institutes, and public and private industries are home to some of the world's greatest scientists and technical expertise. The CCST Senior Fellows represent an impressive network of scientific and other experts that serve as a significant resource to the state. CCST's Senior Fellows serve to better link academic, government and industry expertise to policymakers in an accessible manner, and to improve the use of science in policymaking.

CCST Senior Fellows include four Nobel Laureates: David Baltimore, President Emeritus and the Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology, California Institute of Technology (1975 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine); J. Michael Bishop, M.D., Chancellor Emeritus, University Professor and Director of the G.W Hooper Foundation, University of California, San Francisco (1989 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine); Steven Chu, US Secretary of Energy and Former Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (1997 Nobel Prize in Physics); and Burton Richter, Paul Pigott Professor of Physical Sciences, Emeritus, and Director Emeritus of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University (1976 Nobel Prize in Physics).

Eight CCST Senior Fellows are recipients of the National Medal of Science (the nation's highest scientific honor), and two are National Medal of Technology recipients. Two Senior Fellows serve as members of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). Many of CCST's Senior Fellows serve on National Research Council committees, or are members of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, or the Institute of Medicine.

Through CCST, the state's major technical institutes, research laboratories, private sector firms, and academic institutions are working together to better unlock and leverage their technological and scientific expertise for the betterment of the state, its citizenry, and the economy. This unique collaborative is positioned to serve as the catalyst for an effort to extend the expertise of the institutions to address select issues, initiatives and opportunities posed by government and, ultimately, private sector clients.

In addition to relying on the Senior Fellows' significant expertise for a variety of projects, CCST indexes and maintains interests and availability data as a resource to state and local institutions. CCST Senior Fellows can assist public and private institutions address key science and technology issues and problems facing government and industry, particularly clustered around the four focus areas of CCST: the environment, education, the economy and government.

For biographical information on our Senior Fellows, click on one of the names to the right.

Updated 09/09/12

Senior Fellows Roster