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    Helping ambitious bio-entrepreneurs change the world for the better.

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    Our Story
    Our Story

    Bakar Labs is the incubator at UC Berkeley’s Bakar BioEnginuity Hub, the award-winning masterpiece transformed from art museum to thriving center of innovation in life science.

    UC Berkeley is fast becoming a global leader in entrepreneurship. Countless campus groups boost startups. But bioscience founders need lab space to operate and specialized services and mentorship to reach their full potential. Where could they find a home? Opportunity opened up in 2014 when the Berkeley Art Museum moved to a new location. Inspired minds reimagined the landmark building. With philanthropic funding, it was completely redesigned as a life science innovation center: the Bakar BioEnginuity Hub. BBH supports interdisciplinary bioscience, introduces students to biotech, and houses Bakar Labs, an incubator that supports early-stage ventures launched by entrepreneurs from Berkeley, the Bay Area, and beyond.

    BBH held its grand official opening in May 2022. Within eight months of launch, Bakar Labs was at 65% capacity, and had formed more than 20 partnerships, including arrangements with major life science companies and leading firms in banking, law, and venture capital. Now nearing full occupancy, Bakar Labs continues to grow and innovate in the services we provide entrepreneurs from conception through Series A investment. We’re always open to new ideas. See a way to work together? Get in touch.

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    Our Team

    Our Team

    The mission of our dedicated team is to support our innovative tenants as they develop exciting new technologies to solve the biggest problems facing society.

    David Schaffer, PhD

    David Schaffer, PhD

    Director, Bakar BioEnginuity Hub & Bakar Labs

    Gino Segrè, PhD

    Gino Segrè, PhD

    Managing Director, Bakar Labs

    Jeremy Alberga

    Jeremy Alberga

    Chief Operating Officer, Bakar Labs, Bakar BioEnginuity Hub & QB3

    Mike Cohen

    Mike Cohen

    Intellectual Property Advisor, Bakar Labs

    Amelia Farmer

    Amelia Farmer

    Business Operations Assistant

    Sharon Gillars

    Sharon Gillars

    Administrative Officer

    Minji Huang

    Minji Huang

    Business Operations Associate

    Riley Hummel

    Riley Hummel

    Deputy Director of Outreach Programs, Bakar Labs & QB3

    Susan Jenkins, PhD

    Susan Jenkins, PhD

    Managing Director, Bakar BioEnginuity Hub

    Regis Kelly, PhD, OBE

    Regis Kelly, PhD, OBE

    Director of Public Outreach, Bakar Labs

    Jim Koman

    Jim Koman

    Laboratory Operations Manager

    Jill Marchant

    Jill Marchant

    Lab Operations Associate

    Adrian Miu, MPA

    Adrian Miu, MPA

    Business Operations Manager

    Kaspar Mossman

    Kaspar Mossman, PhD

    Managing Director, QB3

    Thom Opal

    Thom Opal

    Laboratory and Facility Safety Specialist

    Quelani Penland

    Quelani Penland

    Administrative Manager, Bakar BioEnginuity Hub and Bakar Fellows Program

    Carmen Ramirez

    Carmen Ramirez

    Laboratory Operations Specialist

    Erica Yab

    Erica Yab

    Program and Events Specialist, QB3

    SAB

    Scientific Advisory Board

    Leading University of California faculty are available to advise QB3 and Bakar Labs bio-entrepreneurs.

    Trever Bivona

    Trever Bivona, MD, PhD

    UC San Francisco

    Steve Conolly

    Steve Conolly, PhD

    UC Berkeley

    Jason Cyster

    Jason Cyster, PhD

    UCSF

    Joe DeRisi

    Joe DeRisi, PhD

    UC San Francisco

    John Dueber

    John Dueber, PhD

    UC Berkeley

    Pamela England

    Pamela England, PhD

    UC San Francisco

    Dan Fletcher

    Dan Fletcher, PhD

    UC Berkeley

    Matthew Francis

    Matthew Francis, PhD

    UC Berkeley

    Ed Green

    Ed Green, PhD

    UC Santa Cruz

    Matt Jacobson

    Matt Jacobson, PhD

    UC San Francisco

    Jay Keasling

    Jay Keasling, PhD

    UC Berkeley

    Daniel Lim

    Daniel Lim, MD, PhD

    UC San Francisco

    Jennifer Listgarten

    Jennifer Listgarten, PhD

    UC Berkeley

    Pamela Muster

    Pamela Munster, MD

    UC San Francisco

    Kathryn Philips

    Kathryn Phillips, PhD

    UC San Francisco

    Julia Schaletzky

    Julia Schaletzky, PhD

    UC Berkeley

    Holger Schmidt

    Holger Schmidt, PhD

    UC Santa Cruz

    Brian Schoichet

    Brian Schoichet, PhD

    UC San Francisco

    Kevan Shokat

    Kevan Shokat, PhD

    UC San Francisco

    Brian Staskawicz

    Brian Staskawicz, PhD

    UC Berkeley

    Jack Taunton

    Jack Taunton, PhD

    UC San Francisco

    Jim Wells

    Jim Wells, PhD

    UC San Francisco

    Lani Wu

    Lani Wu, PhD

    UC San Francisco

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