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- Craig Venter president, J. Craig Venter Institute
- David Baltimore professor of Biology and President Emeritus, CalTech
- Sohi Rastegar director, Office of Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation Engineering Directorate, National Science Foundation
- David Rejeski director, Science and Technology Innovation Program, director, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars
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