Associate Director, Innovation Services
Julie Harness, Associate Director, runs the San Francisco FAST advisory program and supports Heather Shane in running the CARB-X program at the California Life Sciences Institute (CLSI). Prior to joining CLSI, Julie consulted for various bay area and international life sciences companies in areas such as business development operations and strategy, partnerships, acquisition target identification, diligence and landscape analyses. Apropos to the CLSI programs she will be supporting, Julie also gained direct entrepreneurial experience as founder and CEO of Cybelle Biosciences, where she created a human stem cell population for Huntington’s Disease cell therapy. Julie completed her BA in Psychology, Biological Sciences at SJSU, her PhD in the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program at UCI and Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuro-Oncology in the UCSF Neurosurgery Dept.