David L. Barker, Ph.D.
Dr. David L. Barker currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Cell Biosciences, BioNanomatrix, IntegenX Inc., and NextBio, and is a scientific advisor to Illumina, GenVault, Diagnostics for the Real World, BiOptix, and DNA Direct. He was Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at Illumina, Inc., from 2000 through 2006. Dr. Barker served from 1998 to 2000 as Vice President and Chief Science Advisor at Amersham Biosciences, now part of General Electric. From 1988 to 1998, he held senior positions, including Vice President of Research and Business Development, at Molecular Dynamics, Inc., until the acquisition of Molecular Dynamics by Amersham.
In his academic career, Dr. Barker conducted interdisciplinary research in neurobiology as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School, Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon and Associate Professor at Oregon State University. He holds a B.S. with honors in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Brandeis University.