Bala has served as a member of Equillium’s Board of Directors since May 2017. Bala has also served as founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lumisys (NASDAQ: LUMI), Molecular Dynamics, and Biometric Imaging, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ReaMetrix, co-founder and Director of Quantum Dot, co-founder of SurroMed, and he currently serves as a Director of Syngene International Ltd., a public contract research and manufacturing organization based in India.
Bala received a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Loyola College, Chennai, a postgraduate level Diploma in Instrumentation from the Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai, a Master of Science in Applied Optics from the University of Rochester, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. He has 35 years of experience in the field of biomedical sciences and holds over 40 patents in the field of physics, engineering and biomedical sciences. Bala has been awarded a Technical Academy Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in February 1999 for advances in digital cinematography.