Learn about the Festival Team
The Bay Area Science Festival is produced by the UCSF- Science and Health Education Partnership (SEP).
Bruce Alberts, professor emeritus at UC San Francisco, served two six-year terms as president of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) from 1993 to 2005. During his tenure at NAS, Bruce was instrumental in developing the landmark National Science Education standards. Bruce just completed a successful term as editor-in-chief of the journal Science. He is also one of the original authors of The Molecular Biology of the Cell, a preeminent textbook now in its fifth edition. Bruce serves on the advisory boards of more than 25 nonprofit institutions and was co-principal investigator on the NSF grant that initially seeded the Bay Area Science Festival.