Karin Eastham

Former Chief Operating Officer, Trustee & Executive Vice President at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Karin Eastham

Karin Eastham

Former Chief Operating Officer, Trustee & Executive Vice President at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Overview
Career Highlights

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Diversa Corp.
Verenium Corp.

RelSci Relationships

1021

Number of Boards

17

Birthday

1950

Age

69

Number of Awards

1

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Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer at Geron Corp.

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Co-Founder at Veracyte, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Illumina, Inc.

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Executive Chairman at Pelikan Technologies, Inc.

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Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at Equillium, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Versant Venture Management LLC

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Co-Founder at Quanterix Corp.

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Co-Founder at Incyte Corp.

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Advisor at Medocity, Inc.

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Co-Founder at AltheaDx, Inc.

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Karin Eastham
Former Chief Operating Officer, Trustee & Executive Vice President at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Education
MBA

Founded in 1920 as the Indiana University School of Commerce and Finance, the Kelley School has grown into one of the most respected business schools in the world. The Kelley School offers undergraduate, MBA, master’s, graduate certificates, and doctoral degrees at IU’s Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses.

B.S

Indiana University is a major multi-campus public research institution, grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, and a world leader in professional, medical, and technological education. Indiana University’s mission is to provide broad access to undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education for students throughout Indiana, the United States, and the world, as well as outstanding academic and cultural programs and student services. Indiana University seeks to create dynamic partnerships with the state and local communities in economic, social, and cultural development and to offer leadership in creative solutions for 21st century problems. Indiana University strives to achieve full diversity, and to maintain friendly, collegial, and humane environments, with a strong commitment to academic freedom.

Career History
Chief Operating Officer, Trustee & Executive Vice President
2004 - 2008

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute is dedicated to discovering the fundamental molecular causes of disease and devising the innovative therapies of tomorrow. Sanford-Burnham takes a unique, collaborative approach to medical research and has established major research programs in cancer, neurodegeneration, diabetes, and infectious, inflammatory, and childhood diseases. The Institute is especially known for its world-class capabilities in stem cell research and drug discovery technologies. Sanford-Burnham is a U.S.-based, non-profit public benefit corporation, with operations in San Diego (La Jolla) and Orlando (Lake Nona) in Florida

Chief Financial Officer, Secretary & Senior Vice President-Finance
1999 - 2004

Diversa searches high and low for DNA. In its quest to develop new enzymes and other active biological compounds, the biotechnology company collects and catalogs the DNA of organisms in diverse environments (from manure piles to tropical islands). A variety of manufacturers license these compounds from the firm to develop or improve their products, which include detergents, oils, animal feeds, and pharmaceuticals. Diversa's products include enzymes for the oil and gas industry

Senior Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer
1999 - 2004

Verenium Corp. produces cellulosic ethanol derived from multiple biomass feedstocks. It manufactures and markets enzyme products in the fields of animal health and nutrition, grain processing, oilseed processing, oilfield services and other industrial processes such as pulp and paper and textiles. The company was founded in December 1992 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2018 - Current

Nektar Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a pipeline of drug candidates that utilize its PEGylation and polymer conjugate technology platforms, which are designed to improve the benefits of drugs for patients. Its product pipeline consists of drug candidates across a number of therapeutic areas, including oncology, pain, anti-infectives, anti-viral and immunology. Nektar's research and development activities involve small molecule drugs, peptides and other potential biologic drug candidates. Its drug candidates are designed to improve the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, half-life, bioavailability, metabolism or distribution of drugs and improve the overall benefits and use of a drug for the patient.

Independent Director
2012 - Current

Veracyte, Inc. engages in the research, development, and commercialization of diagnostic products. Its portfolio includes Afirma, Percepta, and Envisia. It intends to treat thyroid cancer, improve lung cancer screening, and clarify the diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The company was founded by Bonnie H. Anderson and Y. Douglas Dolginow on August 15, 2006 and is headquartered in South San Francisco, CA.

Lead Independent Director
2009 - Current

Geron Corp. operates as a biotechnology company. It develops a telomerase inhibitor, imetelstat, in hematologic myeloid malignancies. The company was founded by Michael D. West on November 28, 1990 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.

Director-Emeritus
Current

San Diego Athena operates as a not-for-profit organization. It supports and develops women. The company was founded by Barbara Bry in 1998 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

Chief Operating Officer, Trustee & Executive Vice President
2004 - 2008

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute is dedicated to discovering the fundamental molecular causes of disease and devising the innovative therapies of tomorrow. Sanford-Burnham takes a unique, collaborative approach to medical research and has established major research programs in cancer, neurodegeneration, diabetes, and infectious, inflammatory, and childhood diseases. The Institute is especially known for its world-class capabilities in stem cell research and drug discovery technologies. Sanford-Burnham is a U.S.-based, non-profit public benefit corporation, with operations in San Diego (La Jolla) and Orlando (Lake Nona) in Florida

Director
Prior

The San Diego Symphony performs and conducts concerts and musical orchestra. It also provides corporate sponsorship, outreach programs, and ticket purchasing services. The company was founded on December 6, 1910 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

Political Donations
$250
2004

Former Representative from California's 50th Congressional District

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Awards & Honors
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
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