External Advisory Board

External Advisory Board (EAB) consists of San Francisco Bay Area Biotechnology leaders who guide curricular implementation, internship placement, and scholarship development.

"Th SF STATE Biology Science Master's program is preparing students to enter the exciting and demanding world of biotechnology research and development. Future career success demands excellence in multi-disciplinary teamwork and scientific rigor. The Science masters program at SF STATE hits the mark on both accounts."  

Picture of PSM program External Advisory Board members

Current External Advisory Board members (2014):

  • Dan Maher, MBA. Senior Vice President, BioMarin Pharmaceutical (EAB Chairperson 2014)

  • John Sninsky, Ph.D. Vice, President of Discovery Research, Celera Corporation (EAB Chairperson 2010-2013)

  • Susan Baxter, Ph.D. Executive Director, CSU Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB)

  • Casey Case, Ph.D. Sr. VP, Research and Nonclinical Development, Asterias Biotherapeutics (present); Vice President of Research, SanBio, Inc.

  • Elaine Johnson, Ph.D. Director, Bio-Link

  • Ana Krtolica, Ph.D. VP Research, Omniox Inc. (present); CEO & CSO, StemLifeLine Inc.

  • Sheldon Schuster, Ph.D. President, Keck Graduate Institute

  • Jeffrey Wallin, Ph.D. Scientist, Genentech Inc.

  • Xianmin Zeng, PhD. Associate Professor, Buck Institute for Research on Aging