Craig A. Alexander is vice president and general counsel of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. As Head of HHMI’s legal office, he oversees a staff of attorneys who attend to all of the Institute’s legal affairs, including matters directly related to HHMI’s scientific endeavors, intellectual property, the transfer of scientific materials, and scientific collaborations. Promoted to his current position in January 2006, Mr. Alexander had served as HHMI’s deputy general counsel since 1994. Mr. Alexander joined HHMI as an associate general counsel in 1992 from the Indianapolis law firm of Sommer & Barnard, P.C. Before that, he handled many matters involving HHMI while an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. A magna cum laude graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was an editor of the law journal, Mr. Alexander received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Butler University in Indianapolis. He is also a certified public accountant. A member of the tax, science, and technology sections of the American Bar Association, Mr. Alexander is also a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys.
Margo Bagley is a Professor of Law at The University of Virginia School of Law, where she teaches a variety of intellectual property courses including patent law and international patent law and policy. Her scholarship has focused on a number of aspects of patent law, including university-industry technology commercialization issues, the role of morality in biotech patenting, access to essential medicines, and business method patents. Professor Bagley also has taught international patent law and policy in Germany, China and in Singapore. Professor Bagley is a registered patent attorney and practiced law with Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP and Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP before becoming a law professor at Emory University in 1999. At Emory, she helped develop and implement the TI:GER (Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results) multidisciplinary collaborative program for teaching technology commercialization in conjunction with faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology; she joined the University of Virginia faculty in 2006. Prior to pursuing a career in law, Professor Bagley worked in products research and development at the Procter & Gamble Company and as a senior research analyst for the Coca-Cola Company. Professor Bagley holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a J.D. from Emory University.
Wendy H. Baldwin is Vice President and director of the program on Poverty, Gender, and Youth at the Population Council. Dr. Baldwin works with the Council's regional directors and professional staff on program development, identifying policies and programs to improve the future of young people. She also represents the Council to governments, donor agencies, and population and development organizations. Dr. Baldwin joined the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1973, where she served as chief of the Demographic and Behavioral Sciences branch at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and eventually as the deputy director. She ended her NIH tenure