Our Approach

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.

Our Story

Leadership at Pasadena Bio

Board of Directors


Eric Duyshart

EPMD Consulting LLC



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Dr. Alison Baski

Dean, College of Science, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona


David Klug

Economic Development Director

City of Pasadena

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Robert C. Bishop, PhD

Former CEO AutoImmune, Inc.



Dr. Sheldon M. Schuster

President and Professor,  Keck Graduate Institute, Claremont


Dr. Jose Gomez

Interim Superintendent/President,  Pasadena City College


Janice Ohta

Biotechnology Lecturer/Consultant


 Marie Csete, MD, PhD

CEO, ConeSight Therapeutics
Professor of Anesthesiology
Keck USC School of Medicine


Dr. Erika Endrijonas

Superintendent/ President

Santa Barbara City College


Advisory Council

Dr. Elizabeth Ambos
Council on Undergraduate Research, ret.

Dr. John Baldeschwieler
California Institute of Technology

Dr. Susan Baxter
Former CSUPERB Lead, BIO I-Corps

Ahmed Enany
Southern California Biomedical Council

Lori Erdman
CSU East Bay, ret.



Fred Farina
California Institute of Technology

Dr. Mike Giardello
Mt. Wilson Ventures

Dr. Wendie Johnston
LA/OC Biotech Center

Dr. Susan Kane
City of Hope, ret.

Dr. Sandra Sharp
Cal State University, Los Angeles

Carolyn Siegal
Biotechnology Consultant, ret.

Chairman Emeritus

Bill J. Bogaard
Former Mayor, City of Pasadena

Legal Counsel

Richard Jones, Esq.
Nixon Peabody LLP

Pasadena Bio Staff

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Dr. Robert Bishop



Dr. Wendie Johnston

Lab Director

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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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