Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Feigal Interim President at Stem Cell Agency
The $3 billion California stem cell agency has a new CEO – at least until early March – when Alan Trounson is scheduled to resume his fulltime duties.
Ellen Feigal, vice president for research and development, is the interim president at the agency while Trounson is in Australia. Trounson left California Dec. 20.
Trounson told the board last fall that he would be reducing his time at work to 50 percent while he is in Australia. Trounson, who was recruited from Australia to head CIRM, said he wanted to spend more time with his family. Trounson's wife and 11-year-old son live in Australia.