Todd Pray was named Berkeley Lab’s Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer (CSPO) and head of the Strategic Partnerships Office (SPO) in March 2019. Prior to this, Todd’s career had been dedicated to developing technologies that improve human health and environmental sustainability across a broad spectrum of pharmaceutical, food science, and renewable fuel and chemical product R&D programs. As CSPO, he is committed to expanding his vision and focus to encompass all areas of scientific research represented at the Lab.
Todd served as Program Head for the Lab’s Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Development Unit (ABPDU) from 2014-2019, where he successfully oversaw the development and execution of R&D projects. Over his five-year tenure, Todd led ABPDU in forming collaborations with over 45 industrial, National Lab and academic partners, and assisted in the development of production processes that resulted in three commercial product launches.
Todd’s background prior to Berkeley Lab includes extensive industry experience working at leading biotechnology companies such as Rigel, Exelixis, Amyris and Impossible Foods.
- M.B.A., Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley
- Ph.D. BioPhysics, University of California at San Francisco
- B.S. Biological Chemistry, University of Chicago