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Pasadena Bio is a non-profit organization focused on economic development and job creation in Southern California. We encourage the growth of an innovative biotechnology industry by providing educational / training opportunities for potential future employees and cost effective incubator facilities with shared equipment / office space for start-up companies.

Leadership at Pasadena Bio

Board of Directors


Bill Bogaard

Former Mayor, City of Pasadena



Dr. Soraya M. Coley

President, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona


Dr. David Rozzell

Sr. Vice President
ProVivi, Inc.

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Robert C. Bishop, PhD

Former CEO AutoImmune, Inc.



Dr. William A. Covino



Dr. Sheldon M. Schuster

President and Professor, Keck Graduate Institute, Claremont


Janice Ohta

Biotechnology Lecturer/Consultant


 Marie Csete, MD, PhD

Professor of Anesthesiology
Keck USC School of Medicine


Dr. Rajen Vurdien

Superintendent President, Pasadena City College


Dr. Jack Scott
Chancellor Emeritus, California Community Colleges

Dr. Jill Adler-Moore
CSU Pomona

Dr. Elizabeth Ambos
Council on Undergraduate Research

Dr. John Baldeschwieler
California Institute of Technology

Dr. Susan Baxter

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California Institute of Technology

Eric Duyshart
City of Pasadena

Ahmed Enany
Southern California Biomedical Council


Lori Erdman
CSU East Bay

Fred Farina
California Institute of Technology

Dr. Mike Giardello
Innovate Pasadena

Dr. Wendie Johnston
LA/OC Biotech Center

Dr. Susan Kane
City of Hope

Dr. Sandra Sharp
Cal State University, Los Angeles

Carolyn Siegal
Biotechnology Consultant

William Thomson
Intellectual Property Lawyer

President Emeritus

Bruce A. Blomstrom
Former Director, Pasadena Angels

Legal Counsel

Richard Jones, Esq.
Nixon Peabody LLP

Advisory Council

Pasadena Bio Staff

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Dr. Robert Bishop



Dr. Wendie Johnston

Lab Director

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Ned Perkins

R & D Advisor

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James Stith

Facilities Director

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Judy Villacorte

Office Manager

Supporters and Collaborators

California State University Chancellor’s Office

California State University, Los Angeles

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

City of Pasadena


Huntington Medical Research Institutes

Keck Graduate Institute

Los Angeles/Orange County Biotechnology Center

Pasadena City College

Trade Association Memberships

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