How We Support Science at CZI

Is it possible to cure, prevent, or manage all diseases by the end of this century? We think so. In the last 100 years, biomedical science has made tremendous strides in advancing human health and treating disease, but much more can be achieved in the years to come. We seek to accelerate progress by awarding grants for scientific research that can advance entire fields, building and funding transformative technologies in partnership with the scientific community, and fostering interdisciplinary collaborations in science. Learn how CZI supports its Science work.

Our Science Programs

We work in areas where we think we can make a differentiated impact though supporting technology development, interdisciplinary research collaborations, and partnerships. Learn about our work in science.

Technology

We aim to help make every scientist a better scientist by improving the tools and technologies they rely on every day. We work closely with researchers to understand their challenges and build solutions for the scientific community.

Chan Zuckerberg Biohub

In September 2016, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg committed $600 million over 10 years to fund the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, an independent nonprofit research center that brings together physicians, scientists, and engineers from UC San Francisco, UC Berkeley, and Stanford University. The CZ Biohub seeks to understand the fundamental mechanisms underlying disease and to develop new technologies that will lead to actionable diagnostics and effective therapies. To learn more, visit the CZ Biohub website.

Collaboration, risk taking, and staying close 
to the scientific community are our best opportunities to accelerate progress in science.

CORI BARGMANN

Meet Our Team

September 17, 2018 | Kishore Hari and Anne Claiborne, Science Policy, discussing approaches to support basic science research at CZI. Photograph by An Rong Xu.
Spring 2020. Elizabeth McCarthy, an MD/PhD student at UCSF, handles patient samples. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, more than 100 students and fellows volunteered to work in the COVID-19 testing lab at the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub. Photograph by Noah Berger, UCSF.
August 29, 2018 | Samantha Scovanner, Science Technology, gives a talk about accelerating science at scale. Photograph by Barbara Ries.
September 18, 2017: CZI Head of Science Cori Bargmann. Photograph by Barbara Ries.

Leadership Team

Cori Bargmann Head of Science
Marc Malandro Vice President of Operations
Phil Smoot Vice President, Engineering and Head of Science Technology
Arne Bakker DIRECTOR OF MEETINGS AND COMMUNITY
Patricia Brennan Director of Product Management for Science Technology
Katja Brose PROGRAM OFFICER, NEURODEGENERATION CHALLENGE NETWORK
Nina Cardoza DIRECTOR OF GRANTS AND OPERATIONS
Jonah Cool PROGRAM OFFICER,
SINGLE-CELL BIOLOGY
Rina Jensen Director of Design and UXR
Jeff MacGregor DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
Bruce Martin DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING
Ed McCleskey PROGRAM OFFICER, IMAGING
Stephani Otte Program Officer, Imaging
Tania Simoncelli DIRECTOR OF SCIENCE IN SOCIETY
Dario Taraborelli PROGRAM OFFICER, OPEN SCIENCE

Advisory Board

We can’t accelerate science alone. Our Science Advisory Board informs our priorities and allows us to draw on a wide range of expertise as we shape our strategy, establish partnerships, and develop scientific projects.

Tobias Bonhoeffer MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE OF NEUROBIOLOGY
Arthur Levinson CALICO AND ADVISORY BOARD CHAIR
Molly Maleckar SIMULA RESEARCH LABORATORY
Yuri Milner DST GLOBAL
Shirley Tilghman PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
Robert Tjian HOWARD HUGHES MEDICAL INSTITUTE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
Harold Varmus WEILL CORNELL MEDICAL COLLEGE

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