Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees includes Dr. Low and the individuals listed below.

Sonia Ancoli-Israel is a Professor Emeritus and Professor of Research in the Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine and Director of the Gillin Sleep and Chronomedicine Research Center. Dr. Ancoli-Israel received her Bachelor’s Degree from the State University of New York, Stony Brook, a Master’s Degree in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Ancoli-Israel’s expertise is in the field of sleep disorders and sleep research in aging. Her current interests include the longitudinal effect of sleep disorders on aging, the effect of circadian rhythms on sleep, therapeutic interventions for sleep problems in dementia, and fatigue, particularly the relationship between sleep, fatigue and circadian rhythms in cancer and other chronic illnesses. Dr. Ancoli-Israel is Past-President of the Sleep Research Society (SRS), Past-President of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms and was on the founding Executive Board of the National Sleep Foundation. She was honored in 2007 with the National Sleep Foundation Life Time Achievement Award and the SRS Mary A. Carskadon Outstanding Educator Award, in 2012 with Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine Distinguished Career Award and in 2014 with the SRS Distinguished Scientist Award. Dr. Ancoli-Israel is published regularly in medical and psychiatric journals with over 450 publications in the field. 

Kindra Crick is a multimedia artist who gives visual expression to the wonder and process of scientific inquiry. In her experiential installations and layered mixed-media work she incorporates drawings, diagrams, maps, and imagery from under the microscope. She is fascinated by the human brain. Crick has a degree in Molecular Biology from Princeton University and a Certificate in Painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been influenced by the inspired marriage of her grandparents, the artist Odile Crick and the scientist Francis Crick and was exhibited by Christie’s and The Phillips Collection, featured in Science Magazine and PBS NewsHour, among other media, and is included in the LMB collection in Cambridge, England, the Gordon Gilkey Print Center at the Portland Art Museum and the Jordan Schnitzer Collection. She is on the board of NW Noggin, an arts-integrated neuroscience outreach organization and she has given lectures on the intersection of art and science at a number of institutions, including Princeton University and the Portland Art Museum.

Kate Gaudry obtained a Ph.D. in Computational Neurobiology from UCSD at age 20 and subsequently received a J.D. from Harvard Law. She is a partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP. Dr. Gaudry focuses her practice on data-driven and strategic patent prosecution. She is a prolific author, so as to share results of generally applicable analyses with the legal community. Her work was also pivotal in the shutting down of the USPTO’s SAWS program, which secretly subjected select patent applications to increased examination scrutiny. LexMachina and Law360 recognized her research and data focus by selecting her as one of five attorneys across all practice areas to for their Data-Driven Lawyer award in its inaugural year of 2018. Most of her clients are in the software, computers, and quantitative-biology technical areas.