Speaker Bios

Jeremy Stark, Ph.D.
Professor, Beckman Research Institute of
City of Hope

Dr. Stark was an undergraduate at Carnegie Mellon University, and performed his PhD dissertation at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in a joint program with the University of Washington. His PhD research studied RNA splicing. He began his long standing research focus on mammalian genome stability as a postdoc with Dr. Maria Jasin at Sloan-Kettering. After a brief faculty position at Tulane University, he joined the City of Hope in 2006 as an Assistant Professor, and was appointed a Professor in 2016.

Steve Casper, Ph.D.
Dean of the School of Applied Life Sciences at the Keck Graduate Institute, Claremont, CA
Dr. Casper is widely published in the fields of economic sociology, international business, and public policy.  He has written a book on the development of the science-based industry in Europe (Creating Silicon Valley in Europe: Public Policy Towards New Technology Industries, Oxford University Press, 2007). Dr. Casper's research explores how regional bioscience clusters emerge and become sustainable. His current project uses social network analysis to explore the history of the California biotechnology industry.  He is also conducting cross-national comparative studies to investigate the effectiveness of different types of public policy in creating well-performing science-based industries.