Dr Arthur D. Levinson

Personal Data

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 31 March 1950

Studies

  • 1972 University of Washington
    B.S. (Molecular Biology) / B.A. (Chemistry)
  • 1977 Princeton University
    Ph.D. (Biochemistry)

Professional career

  • 1977
    University of California, San Francisco, Department of Microbiology
    Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 1980
    Genentech, Inc.
    Senior Scientist
  • 1983
    Genentech, Inc.
    Staff Scientist
  • 1987
    Genentech, Inc.
    Director, Cell Genetics
  • 1989
    Genentech, Inc.
    Vice President, Research Technology
  • 1990
    Genentech, Inc.
    Vice President, Research
  • 1992
    Genentech, Inc.
    Senior Vice President, Research
  • 1993
    Genentech, Inc.
    Senior Vice President, Research and Development
  • 1995
    Genentech, Inc.
    President and CEO
  • 1999
    Genentech, Inc.
    Chairman and CEO
  • 2009
    Genentech, Inc.
    Chairman
  • since September 2013
    Calico
    Chief Executive Officer

Other Board Memberships

Corporate Boards

  • Apple Inc., non-executive Chairman of the Board (November 2011 – present); Board of Directors (2000 - November 2011)
  • Google Inc., Board of Directors (2004 – 2009)
  • Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Board of Directors (2009 – present)
  • NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., Board of Directors (2009 - present)
  • Amyris, Inc., non-executive Chairman of the Board (May 2012 – present); Board of Directors (2010 – May 2012)

Editorial Boards

  • Virology (1984-1987)
  • Molecular Biology and Medicine (1986-1989)
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology (1987-1996)
  • Journal of Virology (1988-1991)

Professional and Advisory Boards

  • Biotechnology Industry Organization, Board of Directors (1995-2000)
  • Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, Board of Directors (1997-2001)
  • Technology Network, Executive Council member (1997-January 2010)
  • California Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research, Industrial Advisory Board (2003-present)
  • Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center, Board of Scientific Consultants (2003-present)
  • Princeton University Department of Molecular Biology, Advisory Council (2003-present)
  • Princeton University Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Advisory Council (2004–present)
  • U.S Commerce Department, Innovation Advisory Board (2011-December 2012)

Awards and Honors

  • NIH Predoctoral Fellowship (1972-1977)
  • NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship (1977-1978)
  • American Cancer Society Senior Fellowship (1978-1980)
  • UCSD - Salk Translational Medicine Award (1999)
  • Irvington Institute – Corporate Leadership Award in Science (1999)
  • National Breast Cancer Coalition – Corporate Leadership Award (1999)
  • Biotech Meeting - Inducted into the Hall of Fame (2003)
  • Biotech Meeting – Best of Biotech 2004: Best New Product Approval (2004)
  • Institutional Investor Magazine – Best CEO in America (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
  • Business Week Magazine – Best Managers of the Year (2004, 2005)
  • Princeton University – James Madison Medal Award (2006)
  • Barron’s – 30 Most Respected CEOs (2006, 2009)
  • Best Practice Institute – 25 Top CEOs (2006)
  • American Academy of Arts & Sciences – Fellow (2008)
  • Chemical Heritage Foundation and Biotechnology Industry Organization - Biotechnology Heritage Award (2010)
  • American Association for Cancer Research Margaret Foti Award for Leadership and Extraordinary Achievements in Cancer Research (2011)
  • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Double Helix Medal (2012)