Alfred D. Kingsley is also Chairman of the Board of BioTime, Inc. Mr. Kingsley has been general partner of Greenway Partners, L.P., a private investment firm, and President of Greenbelt Corp., a business consulting firm, since 1993. Mr. Kingsley was Senior Vice President of Icahn and Company and its affiliated entities for more than 25 years.
Mr. Kingsley holds a BS degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a J.D. degree and LLM in taxation from New York University Law School.
Mr. Guan-Golan is the CEO of LifeMap Sciences and was a founding member of the company, as well as member of the founding team of Xennex, Inc, which was acquired by LifeMap Sciences. He was CEO and senior executive at three startup companies in Hong Kong, Israel and Boston, after completing 5 years of service in the Israeli Defense Forces.
Yaron holds an MBA from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a Bachelors of Sciences from the Open University of Israel.
Michael D. West, Ph.D., is the key driving force behind the concept of the LifeMap Discovery database. He is a pioneer in the field of stem cell research and has extensive academic and business experience in age-related degenerative diseases, telomerase molecular biology and human embryonic stem cell research and development. Dr. West is the CEO of BioTime, Inc. and has served on the BioTime Board of Directors since 2002. Prior to joining BioTime, Dr. West served as President and Chief Scientific Officer of Advanced Cell Technology, Inc., a company engaged in developing human stem cell technology for use in regenerative medicine. Dr. West also founded Geron Corporation where he initiated and managed programs in telomerase diagnostics, oligonucleotide-based telomerase inhibition as anti-tumor therapy, and the cloning and use of telomerase in telomerase-mediated therapy wherein telomerase is utilized to immortalize human cells, and he initiated and managed the original collaborative effort that led to the first isolation of human embryonic stem and embryonic germ cells. Dr. West is an inventor named on over 60 patents and patent applications in the field of biotech and also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. West received a B.S. Degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1976, an M.S. Degree in Biology from Andrews University in 1982, and a Ph.D. from Baylor College of Medicine in 1989 conentrating on the biology of cellular aging. Dr. West's complete CV and background on his research interests are available online at: www.michaelwest.org.