Dr. Cori Bargmann to lead Chan Zuckerberg Science

January 25, 2017
JCC Board of Scientific Advisors member is now president of science at the philanthropy funded by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan

Dr. Cori Bargmann. Photo credit John Abbott / The Rockefeller University.

As president for science at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, neuroscientist Dr. Cori Bargmann will oversee a multi-billion dollar research effort aiming to “cure, prevent or manage all diseases in our children’s lifetime.”

“Biomedical science is in an amazing era of discovery, and it’s the perfect time to think of ways to advance that even further,” says Bargmann. “I particularly resonate with the long timeframe, which is so unusual – what can we do that will have an impact in 20 years or 50 years? We also plan to support and enable new kinds of collaborations across institutions and disciplines to solve challenging problems.”

Bargmann’s research group at The Rockefeller University studies the relationships between genes, experience, the nervous system, and behavior. Previously, in 2013, she co-chaired the BRAIN Initiative.